IN BRIEF | Virgin Australia goes head-to-head with QantasLink on yet another regional route this May, with the airline kicking off direct flights between Sydney and Tamworth.
Served by an ATR-72 turboprop aircraft with 68 economy seats, the airline will fly between the cities six times each week from Monday May 25.
Excluding Saturdays, VA1091 pushes back in Sydney at 1:55pm to reach Tamworth at 3pm. The aircraft then spends half an hour on the ground before taking to the skies again at 3:30pm as VA1092 and returning to Sydney at 4:35pm.
“Tamworth is both a thriving commercial hub and a tourist destination,” said Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti, adding that the new flights would “support the ongoing development of Tamworth as an important regional destination.”
QantasLink currently flies up to six return services each day between Sydney and Tamworth using a variety of Dash 8 aircraft – also in an all-economy layout.
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