Virgin Australia sale offers up to 50% off flights

Alex Keshen 28 November 2016

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Airline launches a “Mates Rates” sale for travellers in groups of 2 to 9 people.

Virgin Australia has launched a new sale where people travelling of groups of 2 to 9 people can save up to 50% on airfares.

Flights in the Mates Rates sale start at just $49 per person. This fare is available on flights between Sydney and Tamworth.

Other notable discounts include Adelaide-Melbourne for $64 per person, Sydney-Sunshine Coast for $64 per person and Brisbane-Cairns for $69 per person.

If you’re booking a flight for one person, these routes would cost $85 for Sydney-Tamworth, $119 for Sydney-Sunshine Coast,  $119 for Adelaide-Melbourne and $129 for Brisbane-Cairns.

Prices this low are more often seen from budget carriers like Tigerair and Jetstar, which don’t include perks like checked baggage, in-flight meals, drinks and entertainment. Virgin includes them in their base fares.

Based on the cheapest route that’s offered by all three airlines, Adelaide-Melbourne, Virgin’s $64 fare comes in far ahead of Tigerair and Jetstar. Once Virgin’s complimentary extras are added in, Tigerair’s fare comes in at $87 and Jetstar at $97.

Most flights are available during peak summer from 1 February until 28 February, with some restrictions. (See full availability on the table below.)

Virgin Australia’s Mates Rates sale runs until 11:59pm AEDT on 30 November.

Full list of Virgin Australia sale fares:

FromTownsvilleStart of travel periodEnd of travel periodPrice
SydneyTamworth1 February 201728 February 2017$49
TamworthSydney1 February 201728 February 2017$49
BrisbaneRockhampton1 February 201728 February 2017$57
RockhamptonBrisbane1 February 201728 February 2017$57
Coffs HarbourSydney1 February 201728 February 2017$59
SydneyCoffs Harbour1 February 201728 February 2017$59
MelbourneMildura1 February 201728 February 2017$62
MilduraMelbourne1 February 201728 February 2017$62
AdelaideMelbourne1 February 201728 February 2017$64
AlburySydney1 February 201728 February 2017$64
BrisbaneMackay1 February 201728 February 2017$64
HobartMelbourne1 February 20178 February 2017$64
MackayBrisbane1 February 201728 February 2017$64
MelbourneAdelaide1 February 201728 February 2017$64
MelbourneHobart1 February 20178 February 2017$64
Port MacquarieSydney1 February 201728 February 2017$64
Sunshine CoastSydney1 February 201728 February 2017$64
SydneyAlbury1 February 201728 February 2017$64
SydneyPort Macquarie1 February 201728 February 2017$64
SydneySunshine Coast1 February 201728 February 2017$64
HobartMelbourne15 February 201728 February 2017$64
MelbourneHobart15 February 201728 February 2017$64
BrisbaneCairns7 February 201728 February 2017$69
CairnsBrisbane7 February 201728 February 2017$69
BrisbaneHamilton Island7 February 201728 February 2017$72
CanberraSydney1 February 201728 February 2017$72
Hamilton IslandBrisbane7 February 201728 February 2017$72
HobartSydney1 February 20178 February 2017$72
SydneyCanberra1 February 201728 February 2017$72
SydneyHobart1 February 20178 February 2017$72
HobartSydney15 February 201728 February 2017$72
SydneyHobart15 February 201728 February 2017$72
BrisbaneSydney1 February 201728 February 2017$74
SydneyBrisbane1 February 201728 February 2017$74
MelbourneSydney1 February 201728 February 2017$77
SydneyMelbourne1 February 201728 February 2017$77
AdelaideSydney1 February 201728 February 2017$82
Hervey BaySydney1 February 201728 February 2017$82
SydneyAdelaide1 February 201728 February 2017$82
SydneyHervey Bay1 February 201728 February 2017$82
CanberraMelbourne1 February 201728 February 2017$87
MelbourneCanberra1 February 201728 February 2017$87
CanberraGold Coast1 February 201728 February 2017$89
GeraldtonPerth1 February 201728 February 2017$89
Gold CoastCanberra1 February 201728 February 2017$89
PerthGeraldton1 February 201728 February 2017$89
CairnsSydney7 February 201728 February 2017$92
SydneyCairns7 February 201728 February 2017$92
SydneyTownsville1 February 201728 February 2017$94
TownsvilleSydney1 February 201728 February 2017$94
AdelaideBrisbane1 February 201728 February 2017$97
BrisbaneAdelaide1 February 201728 February 2017$97
BrisbaneCanberra1 February 201728 February 2017$97
BrisbaneMelbourne1 February 201728 February 2017$97
CanberraBrisbane1 February 201728 February 2017$97
MelbourneBrisbane1 February 201728 February 2017$97
BrisbaneLaunceston4 February 201725 February 2017$99
BrisbaneTownsville1 February 201728 February 2017$99
LauncestonBrisbane4 February 201725 February 2017$99
TownsvilleBrisbane1 February 201728 February 2017$99
BrisbaneMoranbah1 February 201728 February 2017$107
MoranbahBrisbane1 February 201728 February 2017$107
AdelaideAlice Springs1 February 201727 February 2017$109
AdelaideCanberra1 February 201728 February 2017$109
Alice SpringsAdelaide1 February 201727 February 2017$109
CanberraAdelaide1 February 201728 February 2017$109
KalgoorliePerth1 February 201728 February 2017$112
PerthKalgoorlie1 February 201728 February 2017$112
BrisbaneDarwin27 February 201722 March 2017$122
DarwinBrisbane27 February 201722 March 2017$122
AdelaidePerth1 February 201728 February 2017$124
PerthAdelaide1 February 201728 February 2017$124
Ayers Rock (Uluru)Sydney1 February 201728 February 2017$127
SydneyAyers Rock (Uluru)1 February 201728 February 2017$127
BroomePerth1 February 201728 February 2017$129
PerthBroome1 February 201728 February 2017$129
MelbournePerth1 February 201728 February 2017$134
PerthMelbourne1 February 201728 February 2017$134
DarwinMelbourne1 February 201728 February 2017$137
MelbourneDarwin1 February 201728 February 2017$137
DarwinSydney27 February 201722 March 2017$142
SydneyDarwin27 February 201722 March 2017$142
BrisbanePerth1 February 201728 February 2017$149
ParaburdooPerth2 February 201724 February 2017$149
PerthBrisbane1 February 201728 February 2017$149
PerthParaburdoo2 February 201724 February 2017$149
PerthSydney1 February 201728 February 2017$149
SydneyPerth1 February 201728 February 2017$149
Alice SpringsDarwin1 February 201727 February 2017$157
DarwinAlice Springs1 February 201727 February 2017$157
DarwinPerth27 February 201722 March 2017$159
KarrathaPerth1 February 201728 February 2017$159
PerthDarwin27 February 201722 March 2017$159
PerthKarratha1 February 201728 February 2017$159
PerthPort Hedland1 February 201728 February 2017$159
Port HedlandPerth1 February 201728 February 2017$159
BrisbaneCloncurry1 February 201728 February 2017$174
BrisbaneMount Isa1 February 201728 February 2017$174
CloncurryBrisbane1 February 201728 February 2017$174
Mount IsaBrisbane1 February 201728 February 2017$174
KalgoorlieMelbourne3 February 201726 February 2017$184
MelbourneKalgoorlie3 February 201726 February 2017$184
KununurraPerth3 February 201728 February 2017$194
PerthKununurra3 February 201728 February 2017$194

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