Pack your bags! Virgin Australia launches massive sale of 500,000 discounted airfare seats for just $55
- Half a million discounted fares up for grabs through February 6
- Byron Bay, Fiji, Samoa and Bali among destinations
- Airline reported record growth in business travelers
One of Australia’s largest airlines has slashed fares to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations at home and abroad, as Aussies return to holidaying in record numbers.
Half a million seats on domestic and international routes were discounted by the airline on Monday as part of Virgin Australia’s epic Bring on 2023 sale.
Prices start from $55 one way each way between Sydney and Byron Bay (Ballina) in the far north of NSW.
Bargain hunters looking for a cheap getaway abroad are also in luck with several round-trip flights under $500.
The launch of sales on Monday comes as Virgin Australia reported record growth in business travelers as bookings rose more than 110 per cent from pre-Covid levels.
Jetsetters can enjoy Tokyo’s famous cherry blossom trees for just $699 round trip
Sydneysiders can also escape to the Sunshine Coast for just $75, the Gold Coast for $89, Melbourne for $95 or as far north as Cairns for just $125.
Other hot deal routes include Adelaide-Launceston ($85), Brisbane-Whitsundays ($85), while Adelaide-Melbourne and Melbourne-Hobart both start from $89 one way.
Travelers looking to dust off their passports can score a Fiji escape from Sydney for just $459 return, while a flight over Tasman to Queenstown starts from $559.
Jetsetters across Australia will also benefit from discounted Bali fares from just $489 from the Gold Coast.
Other discounted international fares include Melbourne-Vanuatu ($539), Brisbane-Samoa ($549), or Cairns-Tokyo ($699).
Cheap Virgin Australia flights start from $55 one way between Sydney and tourist mecca Byron Bay (pictured)
‘January is a month synonymous with planning for the year ahead – looking at opportunities for vacations, business travel, connecting with family and friends or exploring a new part of the country – we have so many great rates on offer no matter what the reason for travel, and we encourage Australians to get in before they sell out,” said Dave Emerson, Virgin Australia Group Chief Commercial Officer.
Sale ends February 6 at midnight unless sold out earlier.
Travel is possible on selected dates from March 1 through December 7.
All sales fares include Velocity Frequent Flyer points and status credits, while Velocity members can earn Double Status Credits through the Virgin Australia network until February 10th.
Virgin Australia’s Bring on 2023 sale includes $539 return flights between Melbourne and Vanuatu (pictured)
The airline is also offering incentives to new business travelers who switch loyalty and join Virgin Australia’s business flyer program before March 31.
Those who meet eligible flight expenses within the first 90 days of participation will receive an additional 150,000 Velocity points for their business, the equivalent of up to 30 business class upgrades or up to 19 Economy Reward Seats for a one-way trip.
“We are proud to announce an industry-leading offering for business travelers, supporting the many great Australian companies across the country in their strong return to travel this year,” added Mr Emerson.
“Since the launch of the Virgin Australia Business Flyer loyalty program last year, we have had an overwhelming response from companies joining the program and we look forward to expanding the program even further this year.”
The sale comes as the first flight of Australia’s newest airline Bonza to launch on Tuesday.
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Round-trip fares to Bali (pictured) are just $489 departing from the Gold Coast
Virgin’s epic Bring It On sale in 2023
Some highlights of the Economy Lite fare one-way both ways include:
Sydney <> Byron Bay (Ballina) from $55
Sydney <> Sunshine Coast from $75
Adelaide <> Launceston from $85
Brisbane <> Whitsundays (Proserpine) from $85
Sydney <> Gold Coast from $89
Adelaide <> Melbourne from $89
Melbourne <> Hobart from $89
Brisbane <> Sydney from $95
Sydney <> Melbourne from $95
Melbourne <> Gold Coast from $99
Brisbane <> Melbourne from $109
Brisbane <> Hamilton Island from $119
Sydney <> Cairns from $125
Melbourne <> Cairns from $139
Darwin <> Sydney from $149
Round-trip International Economy Lite fare highlights in both directions include:
Sydney <> Fiji from $459
Gold Coast <> Bali from $489
Melbourne <> Vanuatu from $539
Brisbane <> Samoa from $549
Melbourne <> Bali from $585
Adelaide <> Bali from $589
Sydney <> Bali from $615
Cairns <> Tokyo from $699