VIRGIN Australia’s Gold Coast-Bali services have today taken off “for the very first time”, dropping sale fares from $419 return.
The flights, which are on sale until midnight Mon, will operate daily during holiday periods and four times a week year-round, providing a direct, convenient, and great value flight option for holidaymakers.
The route will offer more than 2,200 seats between the destinations each week at peak times, with a total of over 90,000 seats a year.
It is one of Virgin’s most highly anticipated new short-haul international services, having resulted in strong demand from holidaymakers since it was announced in Jun, with particularly high demand through Easter and summer holiday periods.
Virgin is currently operating the highest number of domestic flights through Gold Coast of any Australian carrier, with Apr capacity expected to reach 142% of pre-COVID levels.
VA Chief Strategy & 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.
“Until now, services between Gold Coast and Bali have never been operated by any commercial airline, making this another milestone for Virgin Australia and our guests,” he said.
“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.”
“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.”