Virgin Australia launches regional Brisbane to Alice Springs service

Posted: 19 March 2018 2:37 pm

Connecting even more cities from June 2018.

Australian airline Virgin Australia is expanding its regional network with non-stop flights between Brisbane and Alice Springs starting from 19 June 2018.

The service will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, taking off from Brisbane on both days at 10:15am and landing in Alice Springs at 1:05pm.

The return leg will take off at 1:40pm to arrive back in Brisbane at 5pm.

Currently the only airline that offers direct flights between the two cities is Qantas, though this is limited to the weekends. For alternate journeys any day of the week, Qantas and Virgin Australia both offer one-stop connections between Brisbane and Alice Springs via Adelaide, Darwin, Sydney or Melbourne.

By choosing to open up non-stop weekday flights, Virgin Australia has given us even more options to fly into and out of Alice Springs at a competitive price.

"These services will not only strengthen our domestic network offering and increase competition on this route," says Virgin Australia Airlines group executive Rob Sharp, "but they will also provide better connectivity to international destinations such as New Zealand."

Flights on Virgin Australia's newest route officially went on sale at midday today with first trips on sale from $269 each way. Compared to its cheapest standard indirect flight on Virgin Australia, you're looking at savings of $90+ each way.

Compared to direct Qantas flights on Saturday 23 June, the savings are even more remarkable at $208 less than the standard fare price of $477 each way.

These $269 seats are launch fares only and will increase to $359 when the sale ends. You can beat the price rise now by booking them online through Virgin Australia.

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