Virgin Australia continues to muscle in on Qantas' regional turf, with return flights from Perth to Paraburdoo set to commence next month.
From November 21, the airline will service the route using Fokker 100 aircraft on Thursdays and Fridays in an all-economy service – increasing Virgin Australia’s Pilbara region flight tally to around one hundred per week.
Offering a total of 400 seats per week, this will increase total capacity on the route by over 1,700 seats per month, and nearly 21,000 seats per year.
For travellers heading to Paraburdoo, VA1017 will depart at 3:40pm on Thursdays and 2pm on Fridays, arriving into Paraburdoo at 5:20pm and 3:40pm respectively.
Perth-bound travellers can leave Paraburdoo at 6pm on Thursdays and 4:15pm on Fridays, with VA1016 reaching the capital at 7:40pm and 5:55pm respectively.
Tickets can be purchased either through travel agents or the airline’s Guest Contact Centre (13 67 89) from today, though online sales won’t be made available until November 1.
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