Virgin Australia announced (12-Oct-2021) plans to launch the following services in Dec-2021:
- Cairns-Gold Coast: Up to daily service from 09-Dec-2021;
- Launceston-Gold Coast: Three times weekly from 07-Dec-2021;
- Hobart-Gold Coast: Four times weekly from 13-Dec-2021.
The three new services will allow more than 19,000 additional passengers to travel monthly between Gold Coast, Hobart and Launceston, providing a boost to local business and the tourism sector and allowing more Virgin Australia team members to return to the skies. The announcement includes the first commercial service connecting Launceston and the Gold Coast in two decades, which will operate three times weekly, and allow for up to 4224 additional passengers monthly to travel directly between the two cities. Seasonal services will operate between Gold Coast, Launceston and Hobart, whilst service between Gold Coast and Cairns will operate year round.