Virgin Australia Pride Flight is back and ready to sashay to the skies on Friday 1 March 2024.

Departing from Melbourne and Brisbane, Pride Flight will descend into Sydney ahead of Australia’s largest Gay and Lesbian celebration.

For the second year in a row, Virgin Australia international airline partner, United Airlines, will operate a Pride Flight from San Francisco, with the flight set to touch down in Sydney on Friday 1 March 2024. Details to be announced soon. 

In a token to mark history for the community, the Virgin Australia flight numbers for 2024 Pride Flight services will represent significant dates for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Book Flight number
Melbourne Pride Flight VA1978 - In 1978 Sydney hosted its first Mardi Gras Parade
Brisbane Pride Flight VA2017 - 2017 marked the year same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia


What to expect on Virgin Australia Pride Flight (Friday 1 March 2024)

An all-day experience co-hosted by Virgin Australia Cabin Crew and Australia’s most talented drag performers.

A departure party with drag entertainment, DJs, and sponsor giveaways.

A truly unique in-flight experience with complimentary beverages, snacks and in-seat surprises.

Exclusive access to our Pride Flight Landing Party (the official after party), at Sydney’s iconic The Beresford, with some complimentary drinks and entertainment!



The party continues at Ovolo Woolloomooloo (Saturday 2 March 2024)

Returning for a second year in 2024:

The Official Ovolo x Virgin Australia Pride Flight Recovery Brunch



When: 11am, Saturday 2 March 2024

Where: Ovolo Woolloomooloo 

How much:  $99 per person

Details:  The party continues long after Pride Flight has touched down. We’re rolling out the rainbow carpet and hosting the ultimate Recovery Brunch with our friends at Ovolo Woolloomooloo. Expect recovery cocktails and bites, vibrant entertainment, best-dressed prizes, and more.





Pride Flight proudly supports Minus18

Minus18 is Australia’s charity improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth via life-affirming events, digital resources, visibility campaigns, and education for the whole community. Every year, more than 5000 queer young people attend free events, 25,000 people attend workshops, inclusion training and support, while millions access LGBTQIA+ resources digitally – all hosted by Minus18.

In 2024, Virgin Australia will celebrate three years of our partnership with Minus18 via a $30 donation from every ticket sold.



Welcoming new Partners

Plus, returning Partners


The Pride Flight is a core initiative of Virgin Australia's Pride Network, one of five employee-led Networks contributing to the Virgin Australia Group Belonging Strategy. The Belonging Strategy outlines our commitment to creating a culture that makes everyone — no matter their gender, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, abilities, ethnicity, religious beliefs, socio-economic or cultural background, perspective and experience feel safe, included, and valued. From the conversations we have, to the decisions we make, to the systems and processes we design: You belong, we include.


Notice of Filming and Photography

Please note that photographs, film and sound recordings will be taken at this event. By attending the Pride Flight you acknowledge that your image may be recorded in photographs, film and other mediums by Virgin Australia during the event and that such recordings may be used in promotional material by Virgin Australia and third parties. You acknowledge and agree that all material produced in connection with the event will be the sole property of Virgin Australia and that Virgin Australia may use the material in connection with the advertising and promotion of Virgin Australia, its products or services and those of its related bodies corporate. This may include, but is not limited to, printed and online publicity, social media and press releases. You acknowledge and agree that you are not entitled to a fee for your participation in the event or appearance in any promotional material. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please inform Virgin Australia Cabin Crew on the day of the Pride Flight and they will do their best to accommodate your request. We note that there may be restrictions on what we can accommodate due to the nature of the size of aircraft cabins.

Terms and Conditions

Pride Flight fares

*Pride Flight fares on sale from Sunday 19 November 2023. The $269 price point is based on a one-way Economy Flex fare booked on specially marketed Pride Flight services from either Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide to Sydney departing on 1 March 2024. All domestic Pride Flight fares can be booked at Payment surcharge may apply. Subject to availability. Travel periods apply. Full T&Cs at

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^Changes must be made prior to travel date. Fare differences may apply. Cancellations with refund to other forms of payment as per fare rules. See for terms and conditions. 

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