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Virgin Australia retimes Brisbane-Darwin services


Virgin Australia today announced new, more convenient timings for its Brisbane to Darwin service effective from 15 April 2014.

The Brisbane to Darwin service will now depart Brisbane at 9:30am arriving into Darwin at 1:20pm. The return flight will leave Darwin at 2:05pm arriving into Brisbane at 6:15pm, allowing customers to connect through to 9 domestic destinations within 3 hours of arrival into Brisbane. The changes form part of the airline’s ongoing network optimisation.

Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer Judith Crompton said: “We are continually looking at ways to improve our offering to business and leisure customers.

“We know timing is one of the most important considerations for travellers and we believe this day time service will be very popular, offering more convenient connections to all major hubs around Australia. It will also help to support tourism to the Northern Territory.

“Darwin is a growing commercial hub, with Virgin Australia providing direct flights from Darwin to four domestic destinations, equating to a total of 54 flights in and out of Darwin per week. Silkair, the regional wing of alliance partner Singapore Airlines, also flies direct to Singapore offering connections through to Asian and European destinations”, Ms Crompton said.

The Brisbane-Darwin service is operated by Boeing 737 aircraft which now feature Virgin Australia’s new wireless in-flight entertainment system, available to customers on their own device free of charge on select aircraft.

Previously the service had departed Brisbane at 8:45pm with the return service the next day at 1:15am.

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