Virgin Australia today announced that it will commence direct flights between Brisbane and Cloncurry in regional Queensland on 27 November 2013.
Virgin Australia’s 98 seat Embraer E190 jet will operate a return Brisbane-Cloncurry service on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer Judith Crompton said: “Cloncurry is an important regional centre that has seen strong growth in the agriculture and resources industries. Up until now, those wishing to travel to Brisbane have needed to transit through Mount Isa or Townsville. From November guests will be able to enjoy direct flights on our premium jet aircraft.
“As we have seen in other markets such as Moranbah and Bundaberg, a direct service brings many benefits to the community including greater access to specialist services and increased visitation.
“Today’s announcement would not have been possible without the support of the Cloncurry Shire Council especially the Mayor, Cr Andrew Daniels, Council CEO David Neeves and the entire council leadership team.
“We are proud to be supporting local residents and businesses as well as the resources industry with choice and value. In addition, guests will be able to take advantage of Virgin Australia’s award-winning loyalty program, Velocity Frequent Flyer1”, Ms Crompton said.
Fares go on sale on the Virgin Australia website today and to celebrate, Virgin Australia is offering special promotional fares on sale until 01 October 2013 (for selected travel times) from as little as $199 one way2.
There are two flights per week, departing Brisbane on Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am, arriving into Cloncurry at 12:30pm and departing from Cloncurry at 1:00pm arriving into Brisbane at 3:00pm. For more information on flight times please visit www.virginaustralia.com.