Virgin Blue fares rise

Effective as of November 1, Virgin Blue will increase the price of its “fully flexible” fares on its Brisbane-Sydney and Brisbane-Melbourne routes. Brisbane-Sydney tickets will rise by $10 to $169 whilst Brisbane-Melbourne fares will increase by $20 to $269. Virgin says it will still offer $99 and $139 “fair fares” for the rest of the year as promised up until 31December.