Virgin Australia is to return to Uluru in Australia in 2024 with two new direct services operating from Melbourne and Brisbane.
It will be the first time Virgin Australia has ever operated Uluru services from Brisbane and Melbourne. The airline operated Sydney – Uluru flights prior to the pandemic.
Flights between Brisbane – Uluru will operate three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from June 6 2024, while Melbourne – Uluru services will operate up to four times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 7 2024.
Flights will dovetail with Singapore Airlines’ schedule from London to encourage tourism to the Red Centre from the UK.
Launched in partnership with the Northern Territory Government and Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, the new services will inject more than 62,000 seats per year to the Red Centre and further support the growth of the Indigenous Tourism sector.
The region plays host to a raft of tourism experiences including the Field of Light Installation, the new Wintjiri Wiru cultural storytelling experience, and an array of arts and cultural tours.
To celebrate the new flights, Ayers Rock Resort has released a special Welcome Offer for stays at Uluru from $150 per night at the Lost Camel Hotel.
Virgin Australia CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka, said: “Uluṟu is a special place in Australia and a cultural landmark that identifies this wonderful country to the world. We look forward to once again connecting locals and international tourists alike, to the spiritual heartland of Australia. The forecast demand from these cities, coupled with excellent connectivity from our international airline partners, will provide a much-needed tourism boost to the region.”