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Virgin Australia: Flight changes

Virgin Australia: Flight changes

Virgin Australia has withdrawn from its international routes and is substantially reducing its domestic schedule as part of its efforts to reduce domestic capacity by 50 per cent until 14 June 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Frequency reduction has been the main pathway to reducing capacity, but Virgin has now decided to withdraw from some domestic routes temporarily, particularly in the light of the travel restrictions states are imposing, most notably Tasmania from 23 March.

Virgin Australia Suspended services from 01 April and 14 June 2020

  • Adelaide – Canberra
  • Adelaide – Gold Coast
  • Brisbane – Hobart
  • Brisbane – Launceston
  • Canberra – Gold Coast
  • Melbourne – Cairns
  • Melbourne – Darwin
  • Melbourne – Hamilton Island
  • Melbourne – Kalgoorlie
  • Melbourne – Launceston
  • Perth – Hobart
  • Sydney – Ayers Rock
  • Sydney – Cairns
  • Sydney – Darwin
  • Sydney – Hamilton Island
  • Sydney – Hobart
  • Sydney – Launceston
  • Sydney – Townsville

Tigerair Australia Suspended service from 01 April and 30 June 2020

  • Brisbane – Cairns
  • Brisbane – Canberra
  • Melbourne – Perth
  • Melbourne – Hobart

The following routes (already foreshadowed, but brought forward) will cease to operate from 01 April 2020:

  • Melbourne – Coffs Harbour
  • Sydney – Coffs Harbour
  • Adelaide – Sydney
  • Sydney – Cairns
  • Hobart – Gold Coast

Tiger is also withdrawing from its Sydney – Perth route as of 1 April 2020.

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Virgin will re-accommodate customers on alternative Virgin Australia services. Customers who are booked on flights on a suspended service will be emailed, prioritised by departure date, and offered alternative travel options.

You can help by only contacting their support centres if your flight is 48 hours or less in the future.

Offering up their staff

Similar to what Qantas is doing with some private enterprise businesses like Woolworths and Coles, Virgin is offering the services of their staff to various governments:

“Our people are highly skilled individuals, trained in senior first aid, customer service and emergency response and I believe we can work constructively with the government about how our people can help the broader community. We welcome a discussion about how we can make this happen,”

Paul Scurrah , Virgin Australia CEO.

2PAXfly Takeout

I have a feeling that I will be updating this entry sooner rather than later, especially since other states are talking about isolating themselves.

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