Tassie flocks to fly Virgin

Large numbers of Tasmanians are booking seats for the new services to be offered by discount carrier Virgin Blue Airlines.

Spokeswoman for Virgin Blue, Amanda Bolger, said telephone and Internet bookings had increased significantly since it announced the commencement of services between Melbourne and Launceston had been brought forward to 8 November 2001. Some $A50 one-way flights are still available, Bolger said.