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$49 Virgin sale celebrates NSW “Freedom Day”


Break free from lockdown and plan your next New South Wales trip.

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

Cheapest flight available:

Travel dates
1 November 2021 to 23 June 2022

Flexible fares?
Yes, until 28 February 2022

Baggage included?

As New South Wales celebrates freedom with the easing of some restrictions across the state Virgin has launched its "Plan your escape" sale. A clever name directed at people keen to travel after 3 months of lockdown.

Let's take a look at which seats are on offer:

These celebratory fares can be booked right now with Virgin Australia.

"We're so excited that Freedom Day is finally here and we're even closer to getting the state back in the air. We're so proud of New South Wales and we look forward to celebrating many more freedom days around the country as more Australians get vaccinated against COVID-19. Our industry relies on a connected nation and the quicker everyone is vaccinated, the quicker we can return to the people and the things we love, including travelling more freely," said a Virgin Australia Group spokesperson.

Intrastate travel between Greater Sydney and the regions is expected to resume when the state reaches the target of 80% double vaccinated currently projected to be 25 October.

View of Sydney Harbour from the north

How good are these Virgin sale fares?

Virgin has stepped up for Freedom Day. The airline announced its return to Coffs Harbour last week dropping flights from Sydney to Coffs from $45. These fares are $5 more than they were during that sale but still beat the next cheapest airline Rex (flying from $99) by 50% (as compared with KAYAK).

On the Sydney-Ballina Byron route, $49 is a price we usually only see during Virgin's weekly Happy Hour sale. It narrowly beats Jetstar's price ($53) by a few dollars.

Good news for Velocity frequent flyers, all flights until 31 March 2022 will earn double status credits, that's a great opportunity to attain the next status or help you retain your current status.

These Virgin Freedom Day sale flights are on sale until 11:59pm AEST 13 October 2021, unless sold out prior.

These Virgin sale fares at a glance

See the full list of fares in this Virgin sale

FromToTravel periodFareBook
Coffs HarbourSydney11 Nov 21 - 15 Dec 21$49Book flights
SydneyCoffs Harbour11 Nov 21 - 15 Dec 21$49Book flights
Ballina ByronSydney1 Nov 21 - 15 Dec 21$49Book flights
SydneyBallina Byron1 Nov 21 - 15 Dec 21$49Book flights
Coffs HarbourSydney12 Jan 22 - 6 Apr 22$49Book flights
SydneyCoffs Harbour12 Jan 22 - 6 Apr 22$49Book flights
Ballina ByronSydney12 Jan 22 - 6 Apr 22$49Book flights
SydneyBallina Byron12 Jan 22 - 6 Apr 22$49Book flights
Coffs HarbourSydney27 Apr 22 - 23 Jun 22$49Book flights
SydneyCoffs Harbour27 Apr 22 - 23 Jun 22$49Book flights
Ballina ByronSydney27 Apr 22 - 23 Jun 22$49Book flights
SydneyBallina Byron27 Apr 22 - 23 Jun 22$49Book flights

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