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Virgin Blue to increase capacity in and out of Canberra

From February 2004, Virgin Blue is to increase capacity in and out of Canberra. …

From February 2004, Virgin Blue is to increase capacity in and out of Canberra. The new flights will take the number of daily Canberra flights on peak days to 9 and represents a 27% increase in capacity for the Canberra market.



The enhanced schedule includes:



Canberra-Brisbane


  • An increase from 2 direct daily flights to 3 direct flights per day with a new evening departure from Brisbane back to Canberra.

  • Fares from A$99* one-way on the net (Mid-week Mini-Fare available Tues/Weds).


Canberra-Gold Coast


  • The airline will increase the number of weekly flights from 1 to 3, with the new flights taking off on Monday and Wednesday as well as the existing Saturday flight.

  • Fares from A$99* one-way on the net (Mid-Week Mini-Fare available Tues/Weds).


Canberra-Melbourne


  • Direct flights increase from 2 to 3 daily flights to Melbourne with a new early morning flight from Canberra to Melbourne. The new schedule offers more connections to Hobart, Perth, Launceston, Sunshine Coast and Adelaide.

  • More flights on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Virgin Blue will operate 4 daily flights between Canberra & Melbourne to cater for increased demand on these peak days.


The additional flights to Brisbane, Melbourne and the Gold Coast will mean the airline will now be over-nighting two aircraft and two crews in Canberra for the first time, ensuring on-time morning departures throughout the year.

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