Virgin Australia will introduce direct flights from Melbourne to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport over the Easter holidays, adding up to six return services per week from 29 March 2021 until 25 April 2021.
The new services will initially operate across the Easter holidays, with economy class fares available from $129 one way. Virgin Australia expects to extend the flights beyond the Easter period subject to easing border restrictions.
Virgin Australia Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said the best way to support those doing it tough this Easter is to go out and explore the incredible holiday experiences on offer across Australia.
The airline believes two things give travellers confidence to plan ahead for the Easter School holidays, its flexible flying policy and the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.