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Virgin announces 500,000 cheap flights as low as $45

·News Reporter
·2-min read
Virgin's check-in kiosk at airport
Virgin's Shine Bright Sydney sale fares are expected to sell out fast. (Source: Getty)

Virgin Australia has announced huge reductions on more than half a million domestic flights as part of its Shine Bright Sydney sale.

Customers can pick up one-way Economy Lite seats to Sydney for as low as $45, until midnight on May 2 or until sold out.

The airline is offering the low fares to give domestic travellers the opportunity to experience Sydney and the Vivid Sydney Festival of Lights, which will be taking place from late May to mid June.

The announcement comes in the wake of soaring demand - beyond pre-COVID levels - and the sale fares are not expected to last long.

Velocity Frequent Flyer members also have an additional incentive to take advantage of the fares, with Virgin Australia announcing double Status Credits will apply to the sales fares until June 30, 2022, as part of an extended loyalty promotion.

Sale fare stand-outs

Virgin Australia has released some highlighted fares as part of the announcement, which include flights to or from Sydney, Ballina, Coffs Harbour and Newcastle in NSW.

Some of the discounted fares include:


  • Ballina to Sydney, or Sydney to Ballina from $45


  • Melbourne to Sydney, or Sydney to Melbourne from $79

  • Melbourne to Coffs Harbour, or Coffs Harbour to Melbourne from $79

  • Melbourne to Ballina, or Ballina to Melbourne from $85

Screenshot from  Virgin Australia website showing fares
The sale fares are available for purchase now. Source: Virgin Australia website


  • Sunshine Coast to Sydney, or Sydney to Sunshine Coast from $65

  • Gold Coast to Sydney, or Sydney to Gold Coast from $69

  • Brisbane to Newcastle, or Newcastle to Brisbane from $69

  • Cairns to Sydney, or Sydney to Cairns from $109

  • Hamilton Island to Sydney, or Sydney to Hamilton Island from $109

  • Whitsundays to Sydney, or Sydney to Whitsundays from $119

  • Rockhampton to Sydney, or Sydney to Rockhampton from $119


  • Adelaide to Sydney, or Sydney to Adelaide from $95


  • Darwin to Sydney, or Sydney to Darwin from $169


  • Perth to Sydney, or Sydney to Perth from $179


  • Launceston to Sydney, or Sydney to Launceston from $59

  • Hobart to Sydney, or Sydney to Hobart from $79

Travellers wishing to take advantage of the Sydney sale can book their tickets on the Virgin Australia website from today.

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