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Tasmania flight sale takes off with new Virgin Australia routes


Virgin has launched 2 new routes this week that will help reunite families for Christmas.

TL;DR: What's the deal with this flight sale?

Cheapest flight available:

Travel dates
11 October 2021 to 30 June 2022

Flexible fares?
Yes, until 28 February 2022

Baggage included?

It's been a big week for flights to Tasmania with Virgin Australia announcing not 1 but 2 new routes departing for the Apple Isle.

Virgin first announced direct flights from Adelaide to Launceston on Tuesday (7 September) followed by today's announcement of the first-ever direct flights between Perth and Launceston.

As is customary, to celebrate the new flights Virgin has dropped flash sale fares. Fly from:

These new fares can be booked now alongside Virgin's massive "Anywhere but here" sale.

Book flights to Launceston and the other 27 destinations now with Virgin Australia.

Both new routes will run 3 services per week with a capacity for 4,200 travellers a month.

"We're continually looking at ways to pivot and expand our network schedule where free movement of travellers across borders permit, so we're incredibly proud that by working with Launceston and Perth airports we've been able to launch direct services between the cities in time for the busy Christmas holiday period," said Virgin Australia Group chief strategy and transformation officer, Alistair Hartley.

Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park in winter

How good are these Virgin sale fares?

Virgin is the only airline flying direct to Launceston on either of these routes. From Adelaide, indirect flights start from around $104 one way while from Perth indirect flights start from around $249 (as compared on Skyscanner).

While these routes are discounted travellers should end up saving at least 25% and 40% respectively.

These Tasmania flights are on sale until 11:59 AEST 10 September 2021, unless sold out prior.

These fares at a glance

  • Great flexibility: Virgin Australia's Passenger Promise guarantees free, unlimited date changes for travel up until 28 February 2022.
  • Good airline: Virgin has 3 new economy fare types offering you the choice of flexibility. Lite fares include your seat and carry-on. Pay extra for seat selection, checked baggage and refreshments.
  • Good frequent flyer points: Earn 5 points for every $1 spent as a Velocity member. You can earn 395 points on the cheapest one-way leg of this Virgin sale. One lucky person will win 1 million Velocity points in Virgin's VA-X & Win competition.
  • Great travel time: Direct flights to Tasmania all around, no messy connections.
  • Great weather: We think December to March is the best time to visit Tasmania for warm weather. If you're planning to venture around the island state check out our Tassie road trip guides, we've got itineraries perfect for all different lengths of time.

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