Virgin Australia put 125,000 fares on sale for 12 hours yesterday, with prices dipping to as low as $69 between select destinations “because everyone loved a comeback”. Though the flights were picked up quickly, the airline is promising more Happy Hour sales every week as domestic tourism ramps up.
The sale included business class fares from $250, which should be a good indication of what to expect as more of these sudden price drops keep popping up.
Heavily discounted fares applied for select travel dates between 13th July to 31st August, although dates may shift around in respect to each subsequent sale.
The blitz follows last week’s announcement that Virgin Australia expects new ownership from Bain Capital, pulling the airline from its months-long limbo and indicating that we could see it return sooner than expected.
“Virgin Australia is here to stay and we’re grateful to our customers for their continuing support,” said Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer John MacLeod. “With travel restrictions starting to ease, we thought we could celebrate by bringing back Happy Hour and offering some great value fares along with our much-loved service.”
To give peace of mind to travellers, Virgin Australia is waiving any applicable change fees for bookings made between today and 30 September 2020, including unlimited changes to booking dates.
We advice keeping a close watch on the Virgin Australia website for these weekly Happy Hour fares in the coming weeks.