Virgin Australia will slash prices on a range of domestic flights in a seven-hour sale on Thursday, with one-way fares as low as $69.
As part of Virgin’s weekly happy hour window, held each Thursday, the airline will release 300,000 one-way economy fares from 4pm until 11pm AEDT on Thursday – unless sold out prior.
The happy hour fares will be available for select travel dates and destinations from January 18 to June 5.
Despite Greater Sydney being shut off from most other states, one fare expected to be snapped up is the $69 one-way flight from Sydney to Byron.
Flights between Melbourne and Adelaide will be offered from $90 one-way, while flights between Brisbane and Melbourne will be on sale from $129 one-way.
A Virgin Australia spokesman said the weekly happy sales were an effort to give Australia’s struggling tourism industry a much-needed boost.
The spokesman also said there would be no extra charges, such as baggage, in the sale fares.
“We’re offering fares from $69, including checked baggage, seat selection and Velocity Points, to help the tourism industry rebound and recover and get Aussies back in the sky to explore our wonderful country,” he said.
“We’re committed to offering Australian travellers great value fares and we’ll continue to hold our weekly happy hour sales each Thursday where customers can expect to find a selection of one-way domestic fares under $100.”
Virgin Australia will also offer booking flexibility for travel until June 30 under a revised customer policy.
The extended flexibility will allow travellers to make unlimited date changes to bookings – without incurring change fees – made before March 31 for travel until June 30.