Virgin Australia will increase its regional domestic network offering with a new service between Brisbane and Alice Springs.
From 19 June 2018, Virgin Australia will operate a twice-weekly return service on Tuesdays and Thursdays under a wet lease agreement with Alliance Airlines (Alliance), operated by Alliance’s Fokker 100 and Fokker 70 fleet of aircraft.
“Virgin Australia is pleased to be building upon our presence in the Queensland and Northern Territory markets,” Virgin Australia Airlines group executive Rob Sharp says.
“These services will not only strengthen our domestic network offering and increase competition on this route, but they will also provide better connectivity to international destinations such as New Zealand.”
Services between Brisbane and Rockhampton, currently operated by Alliance’s Fokker 100 fleet, will benefit with Virgin Australia upgrading two existing return flights to its Boeing 737 aircraft, adding over 300 seats per week into the region.