10 February 2021 | Customer

Virgin Australia drops $49 fares and extends booking flexibility until 2022

  • One-way Economy fares between Sydney-Melbourne from $49
  • One-way Business fares between Sydney-Melbourne from $199
  • Virgin Australia extends booking flexibility for travel until 31 January 2022
  • Double Velocity Points for all eligible bookings made by 17 February 2021

In a further commitment to Australian travellers, Virgin Australia has dropped a massive sales blitz on fares between Sydney and Melbourne and extended its booking flexibility until 31 January 2022 for bookings made prior to 30 April 2021.

Fares between the two capital cities will be on sale from now until 11:59pm AEST on Sunday 28 February 2021 for travel for the month of March, with one-way Economy fares from as low as $49 and one-way Business fares from $199 including Lounge access.

With the sale fares expected to sell out quickly, Virgin Australia has also launched one-way Economy fares between Sydney-Melbourne from as low as $79, for travel 1 April until 15 December 2021, on sale until  11:59pm AEST on 2 March 2021.

To provide travellers peace of mind when booking, Virgin Australia has today announced that it will extend its flexible booking policy, waiving change and cancellation fees for travel up to 31 January 2022, for bookings made by 30 April 20212.

The launch of the sale fares, along with Virgin Australia’s extended booking flexibility, coincides with Velocity Frequent Flyer’s double Points campaign. All Velocity members who activate the offer and make an eligible booking with Virgin Australia by 17 February 2021 will earn double Points when they fly.


“We’ve been inspired to look at new ways to push the envelope when it comes to stimulating the market and getting Australians back in the skies again,” they said.

“We were the first Australian airline to introduce COVID-19 booking flexibility, have put more than 2 million seats on sale in the last week, and rolled out an informative health and wellbeing series on our social media channels to assure travellers are comfortable when they next fly.

“Today, we’ve raised the bar even higher - matching some of the lowest airfares in the market - complete with checked-baggage, seat selection, double Velocity Points on eligible bookings and of course, our award-winning service.

“We’ve also extended our booking flexibility for travel until 31 January 2022 when customers book before 30 April 2021 to give travellers peace of mind that they can book now and easily change the date of their flight if they need to.”

For terms and conditions and to book, visit: virginaustralia.com