February 18, 2021

Virgin adds more capacity over Easter

Today Virgin Australia announced a significant increase in domestic capacity at Launceston Airport. 

The expanded frequencies include:

  • Brisbane-Launceston (up to 4 return services per week by 4 April) and
  • Melbourne-Launceston (up to 21 return services per week by 4 April)

Launceston Airport CEO Hans van Pelt welcomed the news.

“The added capacity over Easter shows real confidence in the Launceston market and will support our domestic recovery,” said Mr van Pelt.

“The extra flights will help inject much needed funds into our tourism economy, while providing locals with more options to travel.

“Before COVID impacted our lives, Virgin operated just one return service a week to Brisbane and now they’re growing to four per week – a huge increase at a time when people are encouraged to explore their own backyard.

“We’re also pleased the airline is boosting capacity on the Melbourne route, which is our busiest flight path. 

“We look forward to seeing more Virgin Australia tails in the air in our 90th year of operation.”

Australia Pacific Airports (Launceston) acknowledges the First Nations people and Traditional Owners of Tasmania including the Land that Launceston Airport operates on. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all other First Nations People.