22 September 2014 | Sponsorships

Virgin Australia adds more flights for Sydney fans

Virgin Australia, the official airline of the AFL, has added extra flights between Sydney and Melbourne for next weekend’s 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

The extra flights will give more Sydney Swans fans the opportunity to travel to the match to see their team play in this year’s Grand Final.

Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer Judith Crompton said: “As the official airline of the AFL we are committed to helping fans travel to interstate games throughout the 2014 Toyota AFL Finals Series.

“We are adding seven extra flights over the weekend to help Sydney fans travel to Melbourne to support their team in the Grand Final.

“Whilst tickets are selling fast, Virgin Australia currently offers a range of fares across the weekend and into Monday which balance price and flexibility”, Ms Crompton said.

Each year Virgin Australia carries the 18 AFL teams on more than 300 flights, travelling more than 450,000km, and provide tens of thousands of extra seats to fans.

In 2012 Virgin Australia launched “Any Game Anywhere”, the first program of its kind for a national sporting code in Australia.

Any Game Anywhere offers packages for AFL fans, a single site where fans can access airfares, accommodation, game tickets and local tourist attractions in any destination where AFL games are played.