Last week Virgin Australia resumed its flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island. There were 150 passengers on the flight.
Virgin intends running the service 3 times a week. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. This equates to 4,500 seats available for sale each month.
Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer, John MacLeod said “ 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. We know that giving travellers great fares to the Whitsundays, coupled with award-winning services, is what will help to recover the Queensland tourism industry while providing more jobs for our people and those who work in the region”.
Hamilton Island CEO, Glenn Bourke is also excited by the new flights and 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 with the opportunity to enjoy all that Hamilton Island has to offer”. He also said, “We are grateful for the support the Island has received from the intrastate market and look forward to being able to welcome all our Australian guests back to enjoy their holidays as soon as restrictions ease”.
Flights with Virgin Australia on the economy between Brisbane and Hamilton Island one way start from $155 which includes baggage and seat selection.
For travel between now and 31st October 2020 Virgin Australia is waiving applicable change fees and giving travellers unlimited booking changes for their reservations.