Virgin Australia reinstates minimal domestic schedule underwritten by Australian Government

Virgin Australia is pleased to respond to a request from the Australian Government to resume flying an underwritten, minimal domestic schedule, to transport passengers and keep important freight corridors open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The schedule will commence tomorrow (Friday, 17 April) and run for a period of eight weeks, until 7 June 2020. Flights will progressively go on sale at virginaustralia.com from today.

As a major Australian airline, we are proud to support the Federal Government in returning passengers home and enabling essential travellers to continue flying during this time.

The minimal domestic schedule will enable Virgin Australia to reinstate some of its stood down flight, cabin and ground crew, along with other operational team members.

Passengers who wish to rebook their previously cancelled flight are advised to do so online using their Travel Bank credit. Alternatively, passengers can call the Guest Contact Centre on 13 67 89 to have their ticket reissued.

Passengers who have booked through a travel agent are advised to contact them to explore their options.

Passengers seeking to travel between 17-29 April inclusive will be provided with additional flexibility, including the ability to rebook their ticket to any day or service within that period with any applicable fare differences waived .

The minimal domestic schedule is in addition to the international repatriation flights to Los Angeles and Hong Kong that Virgin Australia is currently operating at the request of the Australian Government. Virgin Australia continues to transport cargo internationally and domestically and provide charter services to resources and adhoc clients.

From Friday 17 April, Virgin Australia will operate 64 return services each week as per the following schedule:

Melbourne

• Melbourne / Adelaide (three return services per week)

• Melbourne / Brisbane (seven return services per week)

• Melbourne / Canberra (three return services per week)

• Melbourne / Perth (seven return services per week)

• Melbourne / Sydney (seven return services per week)

Brisbane

• Brisbane / Melbourne (seven return services per week)

• Brisbane / Sydney (seven return services per week)

• Brisbane / Cairns (three return services per week)

• Brisbane / Mackay (five return services per week)

• Brisbane / Rockhampton (three return services per week)

• Brisbane / Townsville (three return services per week)

Sydney

• Sydney / Melbourne (seven return services per week)

• Sydney / Brisbane (seven return services per week)

• Sydney / Gold Coast (three return services per week)

Canberra

• Canberra / Melbourne (three return services per week)

Adelaide

• Adelaide / Melbourne (three return services per week)

Perth

• Perth / Melbourne (seven return services per week)

• Perth / Broome (three return services per week)

• Perth / Port Hedland (two return services per week)

• Perth / Newman (two return services per week)

• Perth / Karratha (two return services per week)

• Perth / Kununurra (two return services per week)

• Perth / Kalgoorlie (two return services per week)

Like any Virgin Australia operated service, passengers will earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Status Credits and Points when they fly.

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