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Virgin crashes Jetstar's birthday with flash sale fares from $49

·News Reporter
·3-min read
Virgin Australia logo on a phone. Sky in background
Virgin Australia has launched a flash sale to compete with competitor Jetstar's latest promotion. (Source: Getty Images)

Virgin Australia has announced a one-way fare sale with prices as low as $49 in a bid to steal some of the thunder from Jetstar's 18th birthday promotion.

Jetstar yesterday released 4000,000 return-for-free fares as part of its celebrations, prompting rival Virgin Australia to launch a flash sale of its own.

"Virgin Australia proves to be the star of the party, today dropping thousands of fares in the airline's 'We're Coming to the Party' sale from as low as $49," the airline said in a cheeky statement.

The Virgin Australia sale, which includes a slew of domestic fares as well as flights to New Zealand and Bali, is on now until midnight on Thursday, May 5, 2022, or until sold out.

Velocity Frequent Flyer loyalty members will also receive up to double Status Credits for travel until June 30, 2022, as part of an extended loyalty promotion, which also applies to the sale.

Virgin Australia plane in sky
To take advantage of Virgin Australia's newest sale, travellers have 48 hours to head to the airline's website and book a fare. (Source: Getty Images)

Domestic, international fare highlights per state

Some of the highlights of the We're Coming to the Party sale are as follows:

NSW:

  • Ballina to Sydney, or Sydney to Ballina from $49

  • Sydney to Launceston, or Launceston to Sydney from $69

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

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

  • Sydney to Queenstown, or Queenstown to Sydney from $239

  • Sydney to Bali (Denpasar), or Bali (Denpasar) to Sydney from $399

QLD:

  • Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast, or Whitsunday Coast to Brisbane from $59

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

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

  • Brisbane to Sydney, or Sydney to Brisbane from $99

  • Cairns to Perth, or Perth to Cairns from $129

  • Brisbane to Bali (Denpasar), or Bali (Denpasar) to Brisbane from $369

VIC:

  • Melbourne to Newcastle, or Newcastle to Melbourne from $59

  • Melbourne to Hobart, or Hobart to Melbourne from $65

  • Melbourne to Gold Coast, or Gold Coast to Melbourne from $85

  • Melbourne to Adelaide, or Adelaide to Melbourne from $89

  • Melbourne to Sunshine Coast, or Sunshine Coast to Melbourne from $95

  • Melbourne to Sydney, or Sydney to Melbourne from $99

  • Melbourne to Hamilton Island, or Hamilton Island to Melbourne from $115

  • Melbourne to Queenstown, or Queenstown to Melbourne from $229

  • Melbourne to Bali (Denpasar), or Bali (Denpasar) to Melbourne from $379

SA & WA:

  • Adelaide to Hobart, or Hobart to Adelaide from $69

  • Adelaide to Perth, or Perth to Adelaide from $139

TAS:

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

  • Hobart to Sydney, or Sydney to Hobart from $85

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