Virgin Australia has announced it will bring back a limited domestic flying schedule until June 7th to support essential travel.
The airline is supporting the Federal Government to return Australians home from Hong Kong and Los Angeles and enabling essential travellers to continue flying. They will help to maintain important freight links into and across the country.
As well as international repatriation flights, Virgin Australia will operate 64 domestic flights each week. This will include services between Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra. Visit The airline’s website for their full schedule.
Recently, the airline operated a cargo flight bringing essential medical and healthcare supplies from Hong Kong to Sydney. Among the 44 tonnes of critical cargo were 700,000 bottles of hand sanitiser to ease the supply shortage Australia is currently facing.
Qantas and Jetstar will help to form part of the minimum domestic and regional network supported by the Australian Government.
This will see the number of passenger flights we operate increase from 105 per week currently to 164 per week to all capital cities and 36 regional destinations.
While travel restrictions mean most passenger flights are not commercially viable at the moment, there remains a need for some essential travel – particularly given the distances between most Australian cities.