21/09/2021 - 10:30

Virgin introduces flights from Perth to Hobart

21/09/2021 - 10:30

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Virgin Australia is introducing two direct flights to Hobart, as part of the airline’s move to expand its domestic network between states where travel is permitted.

Virgin has introduced a direct flight from Perth to Hobart, with one-way airfares starting from $149. Photo: Gabriel Oliveira

Virgin Australia Holdings is introducing two direct flights to Hobart, as part of the airline’s move to expand its domestic network in states where travel is permitted.

There will be three services from Perth to Hobart each week between October 29 and April 25, catering for 4,200 travellers a month.

One-way tickets can be bought from $149 until midnight on September 26 or sold out.

Virgin has also introduced a direct flight from Adelaide to Hobart, with prices starting from $49.

It comes after the airline announced Perth's first direct flight to Launceston earlier this month, which will be operational three times a week between November 5 and January 30.

Chief strategy and transformation officer Alistair Hartley said Virgin was seeking to expand its network schedule and create more travel opportunities where movement between borders was permitted.

“Virgin Australia is now the only carrier to connect both Launceston and Hobart to five state capital cities including, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth,” he said.

He said Virgin would also offer its Velocity members up to 100 per cent bonus status credits when they fly on eligible flights from October 1, as well as waive applicable charge fees and allow unlimited changes for bookings until February 28 next year.

Western Australians are allowed to travel to Tasmania, South Australia, and the Northern Territory, as per the state government’s latest health and border advice.

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