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Virgin Australia’s Brisbane-Port Vila services to start from March 2023

The Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) has welcomed Virgin Australia’s announcement yesterday that it will start direct services from Brisbane to Port Vila, Vanuatu from 10 March 2023, with up to five (5) flights a week.

With Vanuatu’s borders opening to Australian travellers on 1st of July 2022, the VTO reports it expects the island destination to be very popular with both families and couples looking for a nature-based escape close to Australia.

VTO’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mrs. Adela Issachar Aru, says the return of Virgin Australia to Vanuatu in March, will give travellers even more choice when planning their travels to Vanuatu.

“Vanuatu stands ready to welcome Australians back to our shores from July 1 and the Virgin Australia scheduled flights from Brisbane to Port Vila provide even more choice for Australians answering the call of Vanuatu,” said CEO Aru.

“This is a very positive step towards re-establishing international aviation access to Vanuatu and getting capacity back to pre-COVID levels by the end of 2023 is key for us in achieving our tourism roadmap.

“Virgin Australia’s sale fares offering a 30 per cent discount on seats to Vanuatu will be well received in the market, flying on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This is great news for holiday makers from across Australia. We know that the Virgin Australia network also supports connections to a range of other ports across Australia.”

• Virgin Australia says its Short Haul International operations continue to grow, and to celebrate this; it has dropped a Set Your Sights Overseas sale, with discounts of up to 30 per cent on offer. Return Economy Lite fares from Brisbane to Vanuatu are on sale until midnight 20 June 2022 include and are priced from $469.

In addition, from 15 to 24 June 2022, Velocity Frequent Flyer members will get a mega bonus of 2,000 Velocity Points when they book Virgin Australia flights between Vanuatu and Australia, for travel until 11 May 2023.

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