Virgin extends network to Launceston

Virgin Blue has announced it will add another route to its domestic network, Melbourne-Launceston, with one daily return flight starting in December.

A limited number of fares are now available at $50 one-way for travel in the first 15 days of December.

This special offer runs until the end of September or until sold out, otherwise the standard one-way discount fare will be $77 while full economy will be $174.

The announcement comes two days after the low-cost airline revealed its plans to fly between Brisbane and Darwin from March next year, with tickets also now on sale.

The Tasmanian route was one that Impulse Airlines targeted earlier this year which led to fares dropping as low as $40 one way.

Virgin schedule:
Departs 1:20pm Arrives 2:20pm Mon-Sun

Departs 11:55am Arrives 12:50pm Mon-Sun

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