4 August 2020 | Network

Virgin Australia resumes services to Hamilton Island

Virgin Australia will today resume services between Brisbane and Hamilton Island as Queenslanders continue to support the state’s key leisure destinations.

Operating on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the three weekly return services between Queensland’s capital and Hamilton Island will add approximately 4,500 seats to the market each month.

Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer, John MacLeod, said Virgin Australia is delighted to provide more competition for travellers visiting the Whitsundays.

“Queenslanders are supporting our flights to key Queensland leisure destinations and we’re really pleased to further ramp-up our schedule to include regular services to Hamilton Island,” said Mr MacLeod

“We know that giving travellers great fares to the Whitsundays, coupled with award-winning service, is what will help to recover the Queensland tourism industry while providing more jobs for our people and those who work in the region,” he said.

Virgin Australia flights to Hamilton Island went on sale last month, with the first of the resumed services scheduled to depart today, nearly sold-out.

Hamilton Island CEO, Glenn Bourke said after four months of closure, Hamilton Island is delighted to be able to welcome guests and Virgin Australia back to the island.

“The resumption of Virgin Australia’s direct services will provide domestic travellers the opportunity to enjoy all that Hamilton Island has to offer,” said Mr Bourke.

“We are grateful for the support the Island has received from the intrastate market and look forward to being able to welcome all of our Australian guests back to enjoy their holidays as soon as restrictions ease,” he said.

Virgin Australia economy airfares between Brisbane and Hamilton Island start from just $155 one-way, including baggage and seat selection.

For added confidence, Virgin Australia is waiving applicable change fees and providing travellers with unlimited booking changes for reservations with travel between now and 31 October 2020. More information on the airline’s flexible booking policy can be found at virginaustralia.com