Australian carrier, Virgin Australia, is supporting the Government’s efforts to return Australians home and maintain important freight links into the country.
For a limited period, the airline will be operating one return flight per week between Los Angeles and Brisbane, and two return flights per week between Hong Kong and Brisbane.
Please see the flight schedule below.
In addition, Virgin Australia will operate a one-off service from Brisbane to Paris, with stops in Auckland and Hong Kong. The flight—operated by a Boeing 777-300ER—is a charter service for the French government seeking to return its citizens stranded in New Zealand.
“The seats will go as a priority to the following reported situations, vulnerable people, health personnel, young people in great difficulty and with no return solution,” advises the French Embassy of New Zealand.
The flight will cover 21,000 km on its epic and exclusive repatriation journey, although it will only take on passengers at Auckland – not Brisbane or Hong Kong.
Virgin Australia flight VA9940 will push-back from Brisbane at 8.00am on Saturday 11 April.
“These are extraordinary times, and so many of our travel partners like Virgin Australia are operating under extraordinary conditions”
The Travel Authority Group’s CEO, Peter Hosper.
“We wish them well now as they work to bring Australians home, and as they navigate the economic quagmire affecting all of us,” Hosper added.
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