Virgin Australia cuts 1.7 million flights for just $ 49

Virgin Australia has launched a massive sale of flights with fares as low as $ 49 (Source: Getty)

Borders reopen and to celebrate, Virgin Australia ditched a massive sale with seats for as little as $ 49.

The sale includes key dates for the school holiday period with tickets available for travel between November 2, 2021 and June 23, 2022.

The domestic and international sale, one of the largest on record for the airline, begins today and ends Monday, November 1, 2021 at midnight AEST.

So, if you’re ready to pack your bags and get a well-earned getaway, here are the destinations that are included.

Economy seats starting at $ 49

Two-Way Economy One-Way Fare Highlights:

  • Melbourne – Hobart from $ 59

  • Sydney – Melbourne from $ 79

  • Sydney – Ballina Byron from $ 55

  • Melbourne – Sunshine Coast from $ 95

  • Cairns – Adelaide from $ 109

  • Brisbane – Hamilton Island from $ 85

  • Coffs Harbor – Sydney from $ 49

Virgin Australia’s commercial director Dave Emerson said the airline was excited to launch the sale in time for the busy summer vacation period.

“Australian travelers have never been so excited to travel again and Virgin Australia is proud to help them reunite with friends and family or visit this dream vacation destination,” said Emerson.

“We’re making it irresistible for Australians to return to the skies this summer, with some of the best airfares on the market, an expanded flight network, including 12 new services launched last month and world-class customer service. “

Reopening of borders

It comes after Qantas and Jetstar announced they were planning scheduled international flights to and from Sydney.

The faster ramp-up follows confirmation from the Federal and New South Wales governments that international borders will reopen from November 1, 2021.

The NSW government has also decided to remove quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated arrivals. Qantas said this will significantly increase the demand for travel.

The updated international calendar includes:

  • Sydney to Singapore: Qantas flights will resume on November 23, 2021, four weeks ahead of schedule. Jetstar will fly from Melbourne and Darwin to Singapore from December 16, 2021.

  • Sydney to Fiji (Nadi): Qantas flights will be brought forward to December 7, 2021 from December 19, 2021. Four return flights per week will be operated. Jetstar flights to Fiji will resume on December 17, 2021.

  • Sydney to Johannesburg: Qantas flights will resume on January 5, 2022, three months ahead of schedule.

  • Sydney to Bangkok: Qantas flights will resume on January 14, 2022, more than two months ahead of schedule.

  • Sydney to Phuket: Jetstar flights will resume on January 12, 2022, more than two months ahead of schedule.

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