Virgin Blue launches Direct Flights between Sydney and Hamilton Island

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Monday, 6 July 2009

Virgin Blue has launched flights between Sydney, NSW and Hamilton Island, QLD.

The airline had previously offered travellers connecting flights via Brisbane, but now is offering a daily direct flight to the Whitsunday based island, the gate-way to Australias world famous aquatic playground.

Virgin Blue Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey, said, Hamilton Island and Whitsunday Tourism has been very active in convincing us to launch a direct route from Sydney and we are pleased to be in a position to do so. We have every confidence in the appeal of the Whitsunday region as one of Australias most popular destinations with Australian holidaymakers and international visitors and we look forward to working with the region to boost tourism numbers and make the new direct service a success.

Virgin Blue will operate a modern Boeing 737 aircraft between Sydney and Hamilton Island.

Every day lead in fares start from A$165 one way on the net.

To celebrate the launch Blue Holidays is offering a special rate of A$3,945 per person for 5 nights at qualia. The package is inclusive of return airfares from Sydney to Hamilton Island, breakfast, lunch and dinner and non-alcoholic beverages enjoyed at The Long Pavillion (qualia) and Pebble Beach (qualia), VIP chauffeur service around Hamilton Island, a two seater golf buggy to explore the island, use of non-motorised watercraft, VIP return airport/marina transfers.

Alternatively, spend five nights at the Reef View Hotel shaking off the winter chills from just A$998 per person. The package includes return airfares from Sydney to Hamilton Island, 5 nights at the Reef View hotel in a Garden Room, daily buffet breakfast, free use of catamaran, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment, full use of gym, spa, sauna, Kids stay and eat free program, complimentary airport to hotel transfers.

The packages are on sale now until 31 August 2009 for travel until 18/09/09.

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