Virgin Australia today announced that it will increase direct services between Perth and the Pilbara town of Karratha in Western Australia as a result of continuing strong demand from the mining and resources industry.
The new services are in addition to recent increases announced in June.
From 22 October 2013, two weekly return services will be added between Perth and Karratha. These additional weekday services will be operated by Virgin Australia’s 100-seat Fokker 100 jet aircraft. The new services will depart Perth at 2.45pm on Tuesday and Friday arriving in Karratha at 4.45pm1.
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Group Executive, Merren McArthur said: “We have seen increased demand for services between Perth and Karratha and we are pleased to provide choice and value for our customers by adding these additional services. Virgin Australia will offer 38 flights per week between Perth and Karratha.
“Our base in Western Australia provides us with a strong foundation to meet the needs of regional communities and the resources industry and we will continue to evaluate new growth opportunities across Australia.” Ms McArthur said.
Virgin Australia offers competitive airfares on the Perth-Karratha route with fares starting from $270 one-way2.