Virgin Increase Brisbane to Bundaberg and Brisbane to Moranbah Flights

6th Feb 2014

Virgin Australia is mounting additional flights next month to the regional hubs of Bundaberg and Moranbah from its major hub in Brisbane.

The airline will augment its service between Brisbane and Bundaberg by 4 additional flights to a total of 18 flights per week. The additional frequency will take effect starting February 23 this year.

The extra flights will leave Brisbane at 1705 hours every Sunday and Monday and the return flights will leave Bundaberg the following day at 0610 hours.

The additional service, meanwhile, between the Queensland capital and Moranbah will increase its weekly frequency from the current 34 to 42 flights per week. Some of these flights, though, will be reshuffled to meet the market demands, notes the airlines. This Brisbane-Moranbah extra flights will take effect on the 19th this month.

All of the extra flights will be serviced by a fleet of ATR 72 turboprops that can seat up to 68 passengers.

According to Judith Crompton, Virgin Australia's Chief Commercial Officer, the additional frequency to these regional destinations is part of the airline's versatility in terms of customer service based on the market demand.

The routes to these regional hubs originating from Brisbane started only last year in response to the growing market demands from and around the region.