Virgin Blue Adds Another Flight to Port Macquarie!02/07/2008
200 seats for $2* to celebrate 2 daily jet services from August
Virgin Blue Airlines today unveiled plans to double flights in and out of Port Macquarie following encouraging support for its recently launched daily jet service to Sydney. The airline will offer
200 seats for $2* to celebrate the second flight in a sale which goes live for 2 hours only from 6pm Monday 30 June. The $2 fares are available on the internet only and include all taxes and surcharges (including credit card surcharges), for travel between 4 August – 31 August 2008.
The announcement comes five months after Virgin Blue first began flights to Port Macquarie with its brand new EMBRAER jet aircraft.
From Monday 4 August, Virgin Blue will commit another E-JET service to the Hastings region with the introduction of a late afternoon return flight between Sydney and Port Macquarie. The second daily flight will complement the existing morning service already offered by Virgin Blue and will effectively double the capacity, taking the number of weekly seats in and out of the city from 546 to 1092.
The announcement was made by Virgin Blue spokesperson, Amanda Bolger during a flying visit to support the Hastings Cancer Trust’s Gala Dinner.
“We have been particularly encouraged by strong support from the local community and great feedback from Guests flying on our E-Jet services”, she said.
Virgin Blue already “tweaked” the timing of its existing daily service and changed it to an earlier flight in response to community consultation.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council upgraded the airport to literally pave the runway for Virgin Blue jet aircraft services, including the introduction of a security screening facility. Virgin Blue is responding to that commitment and the support of the community by increasing its own commitment to the region via the additional flight.
Amanda Bolger added, “Virgin Blue has been a long term advocate that regional centres not only deserve jet aircraft services but can sustain them. In the case of the Port Macquarie Hastings region, we are thrilled to be able to provide greater access to a community which shares and supports our vision by voting with their backsides and getting on board our jets.”
Virgin Blue’s $2* special sale is on top of Virgin Blue’s current sale which offers fares between Port Macquarie and Sydney from just $79* one-way on the Internet. The $79* sale fare is on sale now for travel between 23 July 2008 and 18 September 2008.
Connections are available from Port Macquarie via Sydney to Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast, Hobart and Melbourne.
Sydney – Port MacQuarie Schedule
^ Denotes new service. PLEASE NOTE: Flights will be available for sale for travel until 25 October 2008. Travel dates after this time will be available for sale in the near future.
SYDNEY – PORT MACQUARIE: EFFECTIVE 4 AUGUST 2008 (until 25 October 2008 at this stage)
PORT MACQUARIE- SYDNEY: EFFECTIVE 4 AUGUST 2008 (until 25 October 2008 at this stage)