Virgin Australia: All the routes being dropped
Farewell, Melbourne to Hong Kong and some surprise Tigerair offerings.
Virgin Australia has revealed the full list of routes it will be dropping in 2020.
Here's what's disappearing on Virgin Australia and its Tigerair low-cost subsidiary.
|Virgin||Canberra-Perth||6 December 2019|
|Virgin||Gold Coast-Perth||19 January 2020|
|Virgin||Hong Kong-Melbourne||11 February 2020|
|Virgin||Sydney-Christchurch||29 April 2020|
|Tigerair||Brisbane-Darwin||3 February 2020|
|Tigerair||Proserpine-Sydney||3 February 2020|
|Tigerair||Adelaide-Brisbane||29 March 2020|
Virgin announced plans to remove routes when it announced a $315 million loss earlier this year, but it didn't specify which ones would get the chop.
In addition to dropping those routes, Virgin will reduce its Sydney to Tamworth services from 14 per week to 6 per week and cut the number of Auckland to Sydney services from 19 per week to 14 per week.
It's not all bad news, as Virgin is also adding some new routes.
As well as launching flights from Brisbane to Tokyo Haneda, it will begin Melbourne to Denpasar services from 29 March 2020.
And while Tigerair is dropping Adelaide to Brisbane, Virgin will be increasing services on that route.
My immediate thought? If I want a Virgin rewards flight to Christchurch, I'd better get cracking on booking it.
Angus Kidman's Findings column looks at new developments and research that help you save money, make wise decisions and enjoy your life more. It appears regularly on Finder.
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