27 February 2017 | Network

Virgin Australia cancels launch of Perth - Abu Dhabi route

Virgin Australia has cancelled plans to launch flights between Perth and Abu Dhabi.

In September 2016, the airline announced that it planned to introduce three services each week between Perth and Abu Dhabi using Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

Subsequent changes in market conditions have made the route no longer viable for Virgin Australia.

Virgin Australia customers can continue to book travel on alliance partner Etihad Airways’ daily service between Perth and Abu Dhabi and all connecting services as usual.

Virgin Australia will continue to explore opportunities to bring choice and competition to travel from Perth.

Customers who are booked to travel on the route will be reaccommodated on Etihad Airways services between Perth and Abu Dhabi, with affected customers to be provided with new flight details by Virgin Australia.