Virgin Australia expands international flight network with Queenstown services

Virgin Australia is today touching down on New Zealand soil for the first time in nearly 1,000 days, with a celebration to mark the airline’s resumed Queenstown flights.

The flights from Brisbane and Sydney will arrive at Queenstown International Airport, creating a new gateway of travel between Australia and New Zealand, ready for adventure seekers and returning friends and family, ahead of the summer holiday season. Flights between Melbourne and Queenstown will commence on Thursday 3rd November.

Virgin Australia direct Queenstown flight schedule

The schedule of flights ex Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne is listed below:

  • Sydney: Daily return flights between Sydney and Queenstown from 2 November 2022.
  • Brisbane: Daily return flights between Brisbane and Queenstown from 2 November 2022.
  • Melbourne: Return fights between Melbourne and Queenstown four times weekly from 3 November 2022, increasing to daily during the peak Christmas holiday period (12 December 2022 – 29 January 2023).

‘Return to Queenstown’ sale launch

To mark the recommencement of trans-Tasman flights, Virgin Australia has launched 15,000 sale fares from $409 Economy return, in a five-day sale for Australians and New Zealanders wishing to fly across The Ditch. The ‘Return to Queenstown’ sale fares can be booked now at until midnight AEST this Sunday 6 November 2022.

Continued international network expansion

Virgin Australia has continued to expand its international network over recent months, with the recommencement of services to Bali (including the announcement of new direct services from the Gold Coast), Fiji and New Zealand, and the announcement of direct services to Vanuatu and Samoa.

Strategic airline partnerships with Qatar Airways and United Airlines have been added to existing strong partnerships with Singapore Airlines, ANA, and Hawaiian Airlines. Virgin Australia guests are now connected to more than 500 destinations around the world via Virgin Australia and its airline partners.

The resumption of Virgin Australia Queenstown services follows the launch of the airline’s Bring on Wonderful campaign and Middle Seat Lottery for domestic services, which has received global attention since being announced last week.

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