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Virgin Australia aircraft are operating more than 3,000 extra seats today between the ports of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Mackay.
The airline is also planning to operate more than 2,000 extra seats tomorrow between the ports of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to assist affected Qantas customers.
Tomorrow’s additional capacity includes a confirmed special flight operated by an internationally configured 361-seat V Australia Boeing 777 aircraft between Sydney and Melbourne at 10.30am AEDT.
This is in addition to the 40,000 seats that Virgin Australia has recently added to its domestic network for travel between 14 October 2011 and 31 January 2012.
As of midnight last night, Virgin Australia has provided special discounted airfares to around 30,000 passengers affected by the suspension of Qantas operations on Saturday. The number continues to grow as a result of strong take-up of additional capacity Virgin Australia has put into the market over the past few days.
Virgin Australia will provide further updates via media release and on our website: http://www.virginaustralia.com/servicedisruption/
Special Fares for Stranded Passengers
Virgin Australia is offering special “Stranded Passenger” recovery fares for passengers who are currently at a port away from home and hold a Qantas ticket to return home before Thursday 3 November 2011 (inclusive).
The fares are offered at a 20 per cent discount to available “Saver” fares on Virgin Australia and Pacific Blue flights, for travel through to Thursday, 3 November 2011, subject to availability. They are available via a dedicated web page: http://www.virginaustralia.com/qantasgrounding/
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