11 November 2021
Coffs Harbour Airport welcomes Virgin Australia back into the region
Virgin Australia has today recommenced services into Coffs Harbour Airport with VA1161 from Sydney touching down at 8:20am.
Following the recent easing of travel restrictions across New South Wales, Virgin Australia’s re-entry into the region comes at a pertinent time as pent-up travel demand from Sydneysiders remains high.
The service will run at least daily, with up to 11 flights a week between Sydney and Coffs Harbour over the peak Christmas school holiday period and will inject over 3,800 seats each week between the two destinations.
Virgin Australia’s Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer Alistair Hartley said he was looking forward to connecting more Australians over the summer holidays, as further restrictions ease and vaccination rates increase.
“The return service between Coffs Harbour and Sydney is a great way to encourage more Aussie families to take a well-deserved holiday this summer,” said Mr Hartley.
“By linking these two great centres, we want to give more people the opportunity to experience the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour and the Big Banana as well as provide access to the stunning surrounding region including Nambucca Heads, Bellingen, Dorrigo and Woolgoolga.
“To give customers added confidence when making a new booking, we are continuing to waive applicable change fees and allowing unlimited changes for bookings for travel between now and 30 April 2022,” he said.
Frank Mondello, General Manager for Coffs Harbour Airport, said he was excited by Virgin Australia’s return to the region, and looks forward to the airline offering locals more choice when it comes to air travel.
“Virgin Australia’s addition of Sydney services is fantastic news for locals, as this provides more flexibility and choice for passengers travelling between our capital city, and the Coffs Coast.
“With flights daily, Virgin Australia will be able to accommodate both leisure travellers and the growing business market which will be a welcome boost to the local economy.
“These services couldn’t have arrived at a better time, as we look forward to reconnecting friends and families leading up to the holiday season”.
The arrival of this service comes exactly one week prior to the carrier operating a new route and seasonal service for the region, Melbourne to Coffs Harbour.
Across the two routes, the major capacity boost will deliver more than 54,000 seats across the peak Christmas school holiday period. Both services will be operated by a 176 seat Boeing 737 jet.
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