15 October, 2021
Virgin goes all out
VIRGIN Australia this week announced direct flights between Cairns and Gold Coast. In addition to this new route, Virgin also announced direct flights from Hobart and Launceston to the Gold Coast.
Scheduled to commence in early December, the three new routes will allow over 9,000 additional passengers to fly each month between Cairns and Gold Coast, providing a boost to local business and the tourism sector and allowing more Virgin Australia team members to return to the skies.
Virgin Australia is offering one-way Economy sale fares from just $79 until 11.59 AEST Friday 15 October 2021, or unless sold out prior.
Cairns Airport Chief Executive Officer Richard Barker said the increase in services was a very welcome announcement for both the region and the airport offering locals choice on the popular route for the first time.
“Over a hundred and twenty thousand passengers fly between the Gold Coast and Cairns per year and as Australia’s two most sought-after holiday destinations, it’s another opportunity for people to enjoy holidays with everything from the surf of the Gold Coast to the Reef and Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland.
“The addition of Gold Coast services means Virgin Australia are serving more destinations from Cairns and that’s great testament to their commitment to serve Tropical North Queensland and rebuild after the past eighteen months.
Seasonal services will operate between Gold Coast, Launceston and Hobart, whilst services between Gold Coast and Cairns will operate year-round.