Virgin Australia's inaugural Perth to Canberra flight takes off
The service will cater for an increased demand for travel to and from the nation’s capital for Parliamentary sitting weeks, whilst encouraging tourism in both cities.
“This service will be particularly welcomed by West Australian parliamentarians and their staff who now have the opportunity to fly directly from Perth to Canberra during sitting weeks, as well as passengers wishing to travel between the two cities. The service will be operated by our advanced and modern fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft featuring 8 Business Class seats and a menu designed by resident chef Luke Mangan.
“The introduction of this service is part of our commitment to bring greater competition to the industry and more choice to Australia travellers,” Ms Antzoulatos said.
“Canberra is also attracting increasing numbers of inbound tourists. In the past year, 208,000 international visitors visited the capital and the wider region, and spent $452 million.
“Perth is not only a key national destination, but a gateway to Africa and beyond, and we expect the new service to become highly attractive to our region’s population of around 1 million,” Mr Byron said.
Virgin Australia was recently awarded Best Domestic Airline at the 2017 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards as well as Best Airline Australia/Pacific and Best Airline Staff Australia/Pacific at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
All flights in 2017 are now available for sale at www.virginaustralia.com. Flights in 2018 will be available for sale once the 2018 Parliamentary sitting calendar is released.
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