Virgin Australia domestic just six weekly flights away from a total shutdown.
Virgin Australia has confirmed the suspension of its entire domestic flight schedule apart from six weekly services between Sydney and Melbourne.
“As a result of government restrictions, less people are travelling and we have made changes to our schedules to reflect this,” a VA spokesperson said.
“We continue to operate a daily service between Melbourne and Sydney, provide cargo transport locally and overseas, and operate charter flights including assisting the Government in bringing Australians home.”
An email sent to Virgin Australia staff said the almost complete shutdown would be effective from tomorrow, Friday 10 April, with Chief Operations Officer Stuart Aggs saying demand had all but dried up since VA’s last capacity reduction announcement.
“As soon as demand returns and the border restrictions are relaxed, we stand ready to ramp back up to demand, which I know everyone is keen to do,” Aggs added.
The new schedule, in place until Mon 15 June at this stage, sees the Sydney-Melbourne route operated once each day apart from on Saturdays.
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