This new Virgin Australia route saves you 60% compared to Qantas

Posted: 9 August 2021 2:08 pm

Last chance to earn Double Status Credits, travel dates from September 2021 to June 2022.

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

Cheapest flight available:

Travel dates
06 September to 30 June 2022

Flexible fares?
Yes, until 28 February 2022

Baggage included?

Virgin Australia has dropped 2 new routes in anticipation of the September school holidays. Fly direct to Adelaide from Darwin or Launceston for up to 60% off Qantas's fare on these routes.

To celebrate tickets going on sale today, Virgin has launched introductory fares from Adelaide to Launceston from $59 one way and from Adelaide to Darwin from $119 one way. Additionally, book before midnight AEST Tuesday 10 August 2021 and earn Double Status Credits on eligible fares.

"With open borders between South Australia and Tasmania and Northern Territory, we're able to finally start direct flights between Adelaide-Darwin, as well as offer a new direct service between Adelaide-Launceston," said Virgin Australia Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dave Emerson.

Flights take off in early September and travel dates continue right through to June 2022 including school holidays.

You can book right now with Virgin Australia.

Wombat sitting next to a tree, photo taken at Mount Lofty, South Australia

How good are these Virgin sale fares?

Virgin has put together a great offer to celebrate these new routes. These $59 flights from Launceston to Adelaide beat competitor Qantas's offering ($144 one-way) for the same period by nearly 60% (as compared on Skyscanner).

In terms of earning Status Credits, earn at least 30 Status Credits on just 1 leg of the Adelaide to Launceston trip, or 60 status credits on a trip from Adelaide to Darwin. Don't forget to register online.

This Virgin sale is available until 11:59pm AEST 13 August, unless sold out prior.

These fares at a glance

  • Great flexibility: Virgin Australia's Passenger Promise offers you free, unlimited date changes for travel up until 28 February 2022.
  • Good airline: Fly in comfort with 23kg of checked luggage, seat selection and in-flight entertainment included. Refreshments cost extra.
  • Good frequent flyer points: Earn 5 points for every $1 spent as a Velocity member. Earn from 295 points on the cheapest one-way leg of this Virgin sale.
  • Great travel time: Fly direct without stressful transfers.
  • Great weather: We think February-March is the best time to visit Adelaide weatherwise. It's a great time to visit Kangaroo Island after the summer tourist crowds have disappeared. That timing doesn't work for you? Don't worry, there are lots of things to see and do in Adelaide year-round.

See the full list of fares in this Virgin Sale:

FromToTravel periodFare (one-way)Book
AdelaideLaunceston07 Sep 2021 - 23 Sep 2021$59Book flights
LauncestonAdelaide07 Sep 2021 - 23 Sep 2021$59Book flights
AdelaideLaunceston12 Oct 2021 - 09 Dec 2021$59Book flights
LauncestonAdelaide12 Oct 2021 - 09 Dec 2021$59Book flights
AdelaideLaunceston11 Jan 2022 - 12 Apr 2022$59Book flights
LauncestonAdelaide11 Jan 2022 - 12 Apr 2022$59Book flights
AdelaideDarwin06 Sep 2021 - 30 Jun 2022$119Book flights
DarwinAdelaide06 Sep 2021 - 30 Jun 2022$119Book flights

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