Perth Airport: Perth to be directly connected to Tasmania

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Virgin Australia will introduce a new direct service between Hobart and Perth from 17 September, the only airline to offer the route in Australia.

Virgin Australia General Manager, Network, Revenue and Alliances, Russell Shaw, said the new service would create an important connection between two unique capital cities. 

Virgin Australia is proud to deliver a faster, more convenient and affordable way to travel between Hobart and Perth,” he said. 

Perth Airport Chief Corporate Service Officer, Debra Blaskett, highlighted the importance of opening another connection for the city, with the new service providing seats for nearly 55,000 passengers to fly directly between Perth and Hobart

“The new service is great news for Western Australians wanting to discover Tasmania; it’s also great news for Tasmanians wanting to come to WA. 

Virgin Australia’s new direct service will save passengers at least an hour of travelling time, with passengers currently needing to connect via Melbourne or Sydney,” Ms Blaskett said.

Virgin Australia will operate a return service three times a week between Hobart and Perth on the airline’s Boeing 737 aircraft. 

The new flights between Hobart and Perth are on sale now at www.virginaustralia.com, with advance purchase fares starting from $269 one-way.

This press release was sourced from Perth Airport on 04-Jul-2018.