29 October 2021 | Customer

Virgin Australia's relaunched Hobart-Perth services touch down today

  • Virgin Australia will today resume flying between Hobart and Perth with the first services expected to touch down in Hobart at 4.40pm (AEDT) and at 7.10pm (AWST) in Perth
  • The direct services will operate three times per week to 25 April 2022 (and increase to daily over the busy holiday period), transporting up to 4,200 passengers each month
  • The services last operated in March 2020  
  • Virgin Australia has never operated this many Tasmanian services in its 21-year history, announcing six new routes to the Apple Isle in the past three months
  • Since September 2021 Virgin Australia has expanded its overall domestic network by announcing 12 new services
  • Unlimited booking flexibility to change or cancel to travel credit with no fees, available for travel up to 30 April 2022*.

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Friday 29 October 2021: Virgin Australia continues to expand its domestic network in time for summer, with the airline today kicking off its services between Hobart and Perth.

Flights between the two cities will operate three times per week, allowing for up to 4,200 passengers to travel each month.

The news follows last week’s commencement of services between Hobart and Adelaide which is now operating four times per week and allowing up to 5,600 additional passengers to fly each month.

Virgin Australia experienced a 90 per cent increase in Tasmanian bookings compared to the previous week after the announcement of new services to the Apple Isle and the Tasmanian Government’s release of a recovery roadmap.

Since September Virgin Australia has added 12 additional domestic routes to its network and is scheduled to resume flights to Fiji in December, followed by Bali and New Zealand from early next year.  

Virgin Australia Group Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Alistair Hartley said today’s inaugural services between Hobart and Perth are evidence of growing confidence in travel as vaccination rates rise and restrictions relax.

“It’s great to be able to resume flights between Hobart and Perth. Now up to 4,200 extra passengers each month can enjoy the wonders of Hobart’s Salamanca Markets and have a swim at Perth’s iconic Cottesloe Beach,” said Mr Hartley.  

“We’re already seeing a strong response to the Hobart and Perth services, and in anticipation for that demand growing even more in the coming months, Virgin Australia will increase to daily flights during the busy holiday period.

“Never before in Virgin Australia’s 21-year history have we operated this many Tasmanian services. Since September we have launched six new routes to the Apple Isle and added an extra 20 flights per week out of Hobart and Launceston to our schedule.

“It means tens of thousands of Tasmanians each month can reconnect with loved ones or take a holiday and support Aussie tourism while at the same time allowing more of our fantastic team members to return to the skies.

“Since September Virgin Australia has added three new Perth services to its network, including direct flights to Hobart, Cairns and Launceston. That represents 10 additional flights each week and more than 14,000 extra people who get to travel each month.

“Virgin Australia is offering free booking flexibility to change or cancel to travel credits with no fees for all bookings from now until 20 April 2022,” he said.


Re-introduced services





Hobart – Perth // Perth – Hobart

(Seasonal service only)

3 services per week

(Monday, Friday, Sunday)


29 October 2021

New services





Hobart – Adelaide // Adelaide - Hobart

4 services per week

(Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)


20 October 2021


* Changes must be made prior to travel date. Fare differences may apply. Cancellations with refund to other forms of payment as per fare rules.