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Virgin Australia increases summer holiday flights to Queensland and Tasmania


The Virgin Australia group of airlines today announced it will be adding significant additional capacity into Tasmania and Queensland for the Summer holiday period.


A total of more than 16,000 additional seats are available for sale now for travel between 12 December 2011 and 31 January 2012, on flights between the cities of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Launceston, Hobart and Melbourne.


This extra capacity includes special seasonal direct flights between Launceston and Brisbane; operating as six return flights per week from 12 December 2011 to 31 January 2012; significantly reducing travel time between the two cities.


“With Summer holidays on the way, these additional services will give families many more options for their interstate travel plans,” Virgin Australia Group Executive - Alliances, Network and Yield, Merren McArthur said.


“In recent weeks we have scheduled hundreds of additional flights to help support the Australian travel and tourism industry.”


“It is part of our commitment to continue to offer competitively priced fares for Australia’s leisure travellers.”


Further information on Virgin Australia’s flights and fares is available at: http://www.virginaustralia.com/