BAC welcomes new Virgin Australia services


Friday, 19 February 2021: Brisbanites will have more opportunities to travel from Brisbane Airport (BNE) following Virgin Australia’s commitment to bolster its domestic network over the Easter holidays.

There will be an additional 25 domestic flights each week across five destinations - Cairns, Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine), Launceston, and Hobart.

Gert-Jan de Graaff, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) Chief Executive Officer, welcomed Virgin Australia’s commitment to tourism recovery and says it was good news not only for Brisbane Airport, but for the entire domestic network.

“Expanding services to meet pent up travel demand and ever-increasing consumer confidence is a positive sign that we are moving in the right direction,” Mr de Graaff said.

“Brisbane Airport is already the best domestically connected airport in Australia, but the addition of these services will allow us to connect even more people with places, support more regional tourism, and do more to stimulate the economy.

“Expanding frequencies to key leisure destinations like Hamilton Island and the Whitsunday Coast will deliver a huge boost to local businesses across Queensland that have been doing it tough throughout the pandemic,” Mr de Graaff said.

“With additional services to Hobart and Launceston, more Queenslanders will be able to explore their own backyard and experience Tasmania’s unspoilt landscape over the Easter break.”

Brisbane Airport has received international endorsement for its COVID Safe practices with Airports Council International (ACI) awarding it Airport Health Accreditation (AHA).