Virgin Australia sale offers up to 50% off flights

Alex Keshen 28 November 2016 NEWS

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

Sorry, this sale is no longer running. Check our list of current flight sales to find a bargain!

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:

From Townsville Start of travel period End of travel period Price
Sydney Tamworth 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $49
Tamworth Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $49
Brisbane Rockhampton 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $57
Rockhampton Brisbane 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $57
Coffs Harbour Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $59
Sydney Coffs Harbour 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $59
Melbourne Mildura 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $62
Mildura Melbourne 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $62
Adelaide Melbourne 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $64
Albury Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $64
Brisbane Mackay 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $64
Hobart Melbourne 1 February 2017 8 February 2017 $64
Mackay Brisbane 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $64
Melbourne Adelaide 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $64
Melbourne Hobart 1 February 2017 8 February 2017 $64
Port Macquarie Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $64
Sunshine Coast Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $64
Sydney Albury 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $64
Sydney Port Macquarie 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $64
Sydney Sunshine Coast 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $64
Hobart Melbourne 15 February 2017 28 February 2017 $64
Melbourne Hobart 15 February 2017 28 February 2017 $64
Brisbane Cairns 7 February 2017 28 February 2017 $69
Cairns Brisbane 7 February 2017 28 February 2017 $69
Brisbane Hamilton Island 7 February 2017 28 February 2017 $72
Canberra Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $72
Hamilton Island Brisbane 7 February 2017 28 February 2017 $72
Hobart Sydney 1 February 2017 8 February 2017 $72
Sydney Canberra 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $72
Sydney Hobart 1 February 2017 8 February 2017 $72
Hobart Sydney 15 February 2017 28 February 2017 $72
Sydney Hobart 15 February 2017 28 February 2017 $72
Brisbane Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $74
Sydney Brisbane 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $74
Melbourne Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $77
Sydney Melbourne 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $77
Adelaide Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $82
Hervey Bay Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $82
Sydney Adelaide 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $82
Sydney Hervey Bay 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $82
Canberra Melbourne 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $87
Melbourne Canberra 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $87
Canberra Gold Coast 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $89
Geraldton Perth 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $89
Gold Coast Canberra 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $89
Perth Geraldton 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $89
Cairns Sydney 7 February 2017 28 February 2017 $92
Sydney Cairns 7 February 2017 28 February 2017 $92
Sydney Townsville 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $94
Townsville Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $94
Adelaide Brisbane 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $97
Brisbane Adelaide 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $97
Brisbane Canberra 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $97
Brisbane Melbourne 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $97
Canberra Brisbane 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $97
Melbourne Brisbane 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $97
Brisbane Launceston 4 February 2017 25 February 2017 $99
Brisbane Townsville 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $99
Launceston Brisbane 4 February 2017 25 February 2017 $99
Townsville Brisbane 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $99
Brisbane Moranbah 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $107
Moranbah Brisbane 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $107
Adelaide Alice Springs 1 February 2017 27 February 2017 $109
Adelaide Canberra 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $109
Alice Springs Adelaide 1 February 2017 27 February 2017 $109
Canberra Adelaide 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $109
Kalgoorlie Perth 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $112
Perth Kalgoorlie 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $112
Brisbane Darwin 27 February 2017 22 March 2017 $122
Darwin Brisbane 27 February 2017 22 March 2017 $122
Adelaide Perth 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $124
Perth Adelaide 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $124
Ayers Rock (Uluru) Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $127
Sydney Ayers Rock (Uluru) 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $127
Broome Perth 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $129
Perth Broome 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $129
Melbourne Perth 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $134
Perth Melbourne 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $134
Darwin Melbourne 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $137
Melbourne Darwin 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $137
Darwin Sydney 27 February 2017 22 March 2017 $142
Sydney Darwin 27 February 2017 22 March 2017 $142
Brisbane Perth 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $149
Paraburdoo Perth 2 February 2017 24 February 2017 $149
Perth Brisbane 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $149
Perth Paraburdoo 2 February 2017 24 February 2017 $149
Perth Sydney 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $149
Sydney Perth 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $149
Alice Springs Darwin 1 February 2017 27 February 2017 $157
Darwin Alice Springs 1 February 2017 27 February 2017 $157
Darwin Perth 27 February 2017 22 March 2017 $159
Karratha Perth 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $159
Perth Darwin 27 February 2017 22 March 2017 $159
Perth Karratha 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $159
Perth Port Hedland 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $159
Port Hedland Perth 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $159
Brisbane Cloncurry 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $174
Brisbane Mount Isa 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $174
Cloncurry Brisbane 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $174
Mount Isa Brisbane 1 February 2017 28 February 2017 $174
Kalgoorlie Melbourne 3 February 2017 26 February 2017 $184
Melbourne Kalgoorlie 3 February 2017 26 February 2017 $184
Kununurra Perth 3 February 2017 28 February 2017 $194
Perth Kununurra 3 February 2017 28 February 2017 $194

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