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In full: Virgin Australia’s new domestic network

written by Adam Thorn | June 11, 2020

Virgin Australia announced on Thursday it’s set to double its current capacity in July.

The airline will add 30,000 seats across 320 flights and will include interstate services to Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

To provide flexibility, the business is waiving change fees on domestic bookings for travel between 15 March and 30 September 2020 and for international bookings for travel between 15 March 2020 and 30 June 2020.

The introduction of new services will be staggered but from 6 July the following network will apply:

Adelaide–Brisbane Mon, Wed, Fri
Adelaide–Perth Mon, Wed, Fri
Adelaide–Melbourne Mon, Wed, Fri
Brisbane–Adelaide Mon, Wed, Fri
Brisbane–Canberra Mon, Thur, Fri
Brisbane–Perth Every day
Brisbane–Cairns Every day
Brisbane–Melbourne Every day
Brisbane–Mackay Every day
Brisbane–Rockhampton Every day
Brisbane–Sydney Every day
Brisbane–Townsville Every day
Broome–Perth Tues, Wed, Fri
Cairns–Brisbane Every day
Canberra–Brisbane Mon, Tue, Fri
Canberra–Melbourne Mon, Tue, Thur
Gold Coast–Sydney Mon-Fri
Kalgoorlie–Perth Tue, Wed, Thur
Karratha–Perth Tue, Wed, Thur
Kununurra–Perth Fri
Mackay–Brisbane Every day
Melbourne–Adelaide Mon, Wed, Fri
Melbourne–Brisbane Every day
Melbourne–Canberra Mon, Tue, Thur
Melbourne–Perth Every day
Melbourne–Sydney Every day
Newman–Perth Wed, Thur
Perth–Adelaide Mon, Wed, Fri
Perth–Brisbane Every day
Perth–Sydney Every day
Perth–Broome Tue, Wed, Fri
Perth–Kalgoorlie Tue, Wed, Thur
Perth–Kununurra Fri
Perth–Karratha Tue, Wed, Thur
Perth–Melbourne Every day
Perth–Port Hedland Tue, Thur
Perth–Newman Wed, Thur
Port Hedland–Perth Tue, Thur
Rockhampton–Brisbane Every day
Sydney–Perth Every day
Sydney–Brisbane Every day
Sydney–Melbourne Every day
Sydney–Gold Coast Mon-Fri
Townsville–Brisbane Every day

Comments (16)

  • Sharon vanderriet


    Hi I have a flight credit for Broome to Perth, Perth to Broome. I’m wanting to book a flight from Broome to Perth on Friday the 17th of July using the credit. Is this possible?

    • John Citizen


      Have you considered contacting the airline? Just-…throwing it out there.

      • James


        You’ve won the award for the most sensible comment on AA during this.

  • Rod Ellis


    Sydney to Adelaide and vv seems to be a strange omission. I thought that this would have been a standard.

  • Red Cee


    In making this announcement, I hope that Virgin have the forward bookings, or at least inquiries, as flying empty or half empty planes will only worsen their financial problem.

    • jdgj


      Not if the fares are price to accommodate low load factors.

  • Ronnie


    I thought they were broke. I thought they needed a Govt handout. I thought the sale process is not over. I thought the staff were laid off. Where is the investment coming from to open up these routes?

    • Antony



      Previous Virgin ticket holders’ can’t get refunds on COVID-19 cancelled flights.
      Why would anybody buy a ticket from an airline whilst it’s in Voluntary Administration?
      An air ticket is not ‘cheap’ if it’s potentially worthless.

  • Craigy


    I think that a majority of people will book their flights with Qantas/Jetstar while there is so much uncertainty around Virgin. Any idea that people will flock to Virgin I feel is misconceived.

    • Scott


      Qantas Qantas Qantas – Craigy – THIS article is about Virgin and it’s success and deserves support, not Qantas, there are plenty of other articles to peddle your Qantas alliance, pick from sunrise and the like.
      There is a whole industry out there not just Qantas.

  • David Richards


    What about melb/ Launceston

  • Tom


    Seems like Paul Scurrah knew about the border restrictions being lifted ahead of everyone else?

  • Phuc Nguyen


    When is Tasman bubble start anyone know

  • Darren


    So no flights out of Maroochydore?

    • Jonathan


      They only want to fly routes’ they deem will make them money, ie main trunk routings.

      They’ve never supported ‘outback’ ones, either.

      These American ‘bidders’ don’t know about interior Australia, so don’t care.

  • Peter


    Still zero flights to Tasmania even with borders open from July 20….
    Well Qantas will get all my money, see ya Virgin.

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