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Virgin Australia boosts Rockhampton services


Virgin Australia today announced an increase in flights to the Rockhampton community, adding almost 1,500 seats per week into the Rockhampton market.

Effective 25 June 2012, services between Rockhampton and Townsville increased from four to six flights per week. The new flights, operating on Mondays and Wednesdays, mean Virgin Australia now offers direct flights between these two important Queensland cities every day of the week, except Saturdays.

From 11 July 2012, the airline will also increase direct flights between Rockhampton and Sydney from four to six per week, delivering direct flights between Rockhampton and Sydney every day of the week, except Saturdays.

From 6 August 2012, the Rockhampton community will also enjoy the benefits of a revised daily flight schedule to Brisbane featuring a new early morning 6.30am departure – more than an hour earlier than the current first flight of the day.

The schedule change will also deliver an increase in direct services between Rockhampton and Brisbane from six to seven flights daily, Monday through Friday, and from five to six flights on Saturday.
“We are pleased to be introducing more choice and convenience as part of our commitment to supporting the highly important Queensland resources and tourism sectors,” Virgin Australia Group Executive - Alliances, Network and Yield, Merren McArthur said.

“A consistent theme in feedback from our customers is that they like to be able to have the broadest possible selection of flights available - and early morning departures are always attractive to business travellers. The support of the community has allowed Virgin Australia to invest further in this growing region”

“From 6 August, the new 6.30am departure from Rockhampton (Monday through Saturday) will arrive in Brisbane at 8.00am and the last flight out of Brisbane to Rockhampton will be 7.45pm; providing plenty of time for same day business trips,” Ms McArthur said.

Further information on Virgin Australia’s flights and fares is available at: