The limited domestic schedule will include as many as seven flights a week each way between Australia’s major capital cities.
Regional airports including Rockhampton and Mackay will also be serviced.
In an email sent out:
“Virgin Australia is pleased to respond to a request from the Australian Government to resume flying an underwritten, minimal domestic schedule, to transport passengers and keep important freight corridors open during the COVID-19 pandemic,”
“The schedule will commence tomorrow (Friday 17 April 2020) and run for a period of eight weeks, until 7 June 2020.”
From their travel alert:
Supporting Australians to return home updated 16 April 6.45pm
Virgin Australia is pleased to respond to a request from the Federal Government to resume flying a minimal domestic schedule of commercial services commencing tomorrow (Friday 17 April, 2020).
The schedule will operate for a period of eight weeks, until 7 June 2020, and flights will gradually go on sale from today (Thursday 16 April, 2020) through our website.
Guests who wish to rebook their previously cancelled flight are advised to do so online using their Travel Bank credit – this can be done easily at the payment screen. Alternatively, passengers can call the Guest Contact Centre on 13 67 89, between 7am-6pm Mon-Fri and 8am-5pm on weekends, to have their ticket reissued.
Guests who were previously booked to travel between 17-29 April will be given additional flexibility with a new booking, including the ability to rebook their ticket to any day or service within that period, with any applicable fare differences waived.
Passengers who have booked through a travel agent will need to contact them to reissue their tickets.
We will also continue to support the Australian Government with repatriation flights between Los Angeles and Hong Kong to help bring Australians home and maintain important freight links in and out of the country.
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