Virgin to begin Brisbane-Canberra

Virgin Blue will fly Canberra-Brisbane daily commencing July 12. David Huttner, Virgin's Head of Commercial told FlightChoice: “We are very excited about our entrance to Canberra.”

A special internet only fare of $99 ($101 booked over the phone) will be offered for nine days from this date. The fare will then rise to $119 ($121) with a fully-flexible fare of $240.

The best Qantas and Ansett offer is a one-way internet only fare of $140.80 showing Virgin Blue are throwing down the gauntlet once again.

Bookings can be made from FlightChoice on the Virgin website.