Virgin Australia responds to NSW-SA borders opening up with more flights

In response to news that South Australia has opened borders with NSW and ACT, Virgin Australia has rushed to ramp up its domestic network between the states. Given that residents of NSW and the ACT are now able to travel to South Australia for leisure or work, the airline has acted swiftly and immediately scheduled in more flights, recommencing a number of key services, which also nod to the fact that ACT residents can now travel to Queensland.

In the coming weeks, flights will pick up between Canberra and Adelaide; between Adelaide and Sydney; and between Brisbane and Canberra. This includes the promise of over 3000 additional seats between Canberra and Gold Coast, to be introduced throughout October.

The Canberra-Adelaide flights will be recommencing from 12th October and operate with three return services per week, with bookings open from today.

The Adelaide-Sydney return flights will increase from the current 3 per week, to daily services starting 2nd October, and up to double daily from 2nd November. These flights can be booked from tomorrow.

By the end of October, passengers can expect the frequency of flights between Brisbane and Canberra to increase from three return services per week, to daily return services. Similarly, flights between Canberra and Gold Coast will also see a bump up from two return services per week to five. All these services can be booked from today.

Do note that even though Queensland has opened borders with 41 postcodes throughout NSW (which includes Byron, Lismore, and Richmond Valley shires), free-movement between both states is still largely restricted.

All the above flights will be services by Virgin Australia’s current fleet of Boeing 737s.

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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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