Virgin Australia will operate the first direct flights between Adelaide and Launceston in more than 20 years when the airline’s inaugural services take-off today.
First announced last month with a series of Virgin Australia network changes to navigate border restrictions, the Adelaide-Launceston flights will operate three-times per week, connecting up to 4,200 travellers each month with some of the country’s best food and wine, culture and natural wonders. The direct services will also generate a much-needed boost to the local tourism industry, while allowing more Virgin Australia employees to return to the skies.
To celebrate the launch of the new services, Virgin Australia is offering customers one-way Economy airfares between Adelaide-Launceston from as low as $79* from today until midnight this Friday. All sale fares include Velocity Frequent Flyer Points, Status Credits and unlimited booking flexibility*.
The new services follow the opening of the Virgin Australia VA-X & Win COVID-19 vaccination jackpot last week. To date more than 131,000 people have entered to win from a prize pool valued at more than $150,000 for simply rolling up their sleeves and getting the jab. Prizes include Business Class Flights, Lounge Memberships and Virgin Australia pyjamas, plus one lucky vaccinated Australian will win one million Velocity Frequent Flyer points.