Virgin Blue has announced it will re-time its Adelaide-Broome flight to provide travellers with a convenient morning flight from August 2.
The schedule enhancement comes follows the arrival of more 737 aircraft and comes just weeks after the launch of the low fare carrier’s direct service, which currently operates overnight, providing thousands of travellers with an affordable travel option to and from the popular WA tourism spot.
The new daytime flight will depart Adelaide every Saturday morning at 9.35am, arriving in Broome at 12.05pm just in time for visitors to check in to their hotel and get into holiday mode with an afternoon on beautiful Cable Beach.
The return flight will depart Broome at 12.35pm, arriving back in Adelaide at 5.20pm.
Convenient connections will also available to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Virgin Blue Public and Media Relations Manager, Amanda Bolger said, “As with all new Virgin Blue routes, we dip our toe in the water to test the reaction and, in the case of Broome, it has been tremendous.”
She continued, “Moving the flight from a late night/early morning service to a day-time flight is the first step in response to the support we have already received from both the community and the travelling public. We are confident the daytime flight will entice even more people to Broome to enjoy the delights of the region.”
The re-timing of the route is a clear commitment from Virgin Blue to further enhancing its Broome flights to meet the needs of supporters.
“The local Broome business and tourism communities have really got behind the airline and been instrumental in the early success of this route which, in turn, has led to us being able to offer an improved service. With continued enthusiasm and ongoing public support, we are excited about the future possibilities for this route.”
Virgin Blue will continue to closely monitor market demand with a view to introducing further flights and other possible destinations.