Virgin Australia takes off today with the first Gold Coast to Bali flights providing a new connection between the two iconic holiday destinations.
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In celebration, Virgin Australia has dropped fares from as low as $419 return between the Gold Coast and Bali available until midnight April 3 2023, unless sold out prior.
The route, which is one of the airline’s most highly anticipated new short-haul international services, has resulted in strong demand from holidaymakers since it was announced in June last year, with particularly high demand through Easter and summer holiday periods.
Virgin Australia is currently operating the highest number of domestic flights through Gold Coast Airport of any Australian carrier, with April capacity through Gold Coast Airport expected to reach 142 per cent of pre-COVID levels.
The airline’s Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Alistair Hartley said the new services will provide guests with greater convenience, choice and value for their next Bali holiday, a destination many Australians love.
“Virgin Australia is committed to providing the best value airfares to Bali, and that’s evident with our Gold Coast-Bali sale which is offering fares from as low as $419* return, which we expect will be extremely popular.
“We are incredibly excited to see this service take off, representing the latest step in growing our international footprint, which consists of over 500 destinations around the world through Virgin Australia and our partner airlines.”
Mr Hartley said Bali services were in high demand across the Virgin Australia network.
“Bali is an incredibly popular destination for us, and we now operate more than 40 services a week between Bali and Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and the Gold Coast,” he said.
Queensland Airports Limited Chief Commercial Officer, Adam Rowe said the direct link would make it much easier for locals wanting to holiday in Bali.
“We expect the service will be particularly popular for those planning surfing or wellness retreats.”
It will operate daily services between the Gold Coast and Bali during school holiday periods, with four return services a week in off-peak periods, aligned to customer demand.
The airline continues to grow its short-haul international network, operating services to Queenstown, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu (from March 31, 2023) and the soon-to-be-launched flights between Cairns and Tokyo, taking off from June 28 2023. New short-haul international services will see Virgin Australia grow its international capacity by 50 per cent from FY23 to FY24.