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Virgin Australia Fares take off for Gladstone, Port Macquarie and Canberra

The Virgin Australia Group of Airlines has today announced the schedule and fares, on sale today, of new regional and intrastate services to be operated by ATR aircraft, subject to regulatory approvals.
Virgin Australia Group Executive Commercial Liz Savage said the 68-seater turboprop ATR would operate:
  • Double daily week-day return Brisbane to Gladstone from 17 October;
  • Daily return Brisbane to Port Macquarie from 19 October;
  • Double daily Sydney to Port Macquarie from 19 October; and
  • Up to six daily return services between Sydney to Canberra from 19 October.
Ms. Savage said the fares for flights between Brisbane and Gladstone would commence from $89.00 one way* and from Brisbane to Port Macquarie from just $99.00 one way*.
Under its alliance with Virgin Australia, Skywest will operate and maintain the ATR aircraft on behalf of Virgin Australia using Virgin Australia’s branding and quality in-flight product and service. 
*Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Checked baggage charges apply to all Saver Fares. Fares on the net are one way, or $15 more by phone. Change/cancel fees apply. Fare is correct as at 15 August, 2011 and is subject to change. Fares are on sale from 1200 15 August. For travel from 17 October and 19 October 2011. Visit for more information.