Virgin Australia Slashes Price of One-Way Business Class Fares

April 5, 2022

Flying in Business Class on Virgin Australia is more affordable and accessible than ever before with Virgin Australia reducing its domestic Business Class fares by up to 60 per cent when compared to pre-COVID levels**.

The pricing adjustment now sees some Virgin Australia one-way domestic Business Class fares available from as low as $299 one-way*, with savings of over $500 one-way on selected routes***.

The significant savings on Virgin Australia Business Class airfares will be highly appealing to business and leisure travellers who are emerging from the pandemic with more focus on value than ever before.

Benefits galore

Virgin Australia Business Class fares will continue to include all of the bells and whistles which travellers have come to know and love, including:

  • Lounge access (in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra and Perth);
  • Priority check-in and boarding;
  • Higher checked baggage allowances;
  • Priority overhead luggage;
  • Coat check service;
  • Extra leg room;
  • In-flight entertainment;
  • Plated meals as part of the airline’s popular new onboard food and beverage menus, which includes Australian, beer, wine and spirits;
  • Priority baggage delivery; and
  • Velocity Points and Status Credits earn.
  • Full Business Class benefits and inclusions available here.

    45 per cent bonus Velocity Status Credits

    Velocity members will also earn 45 per cent more Status Credits^^ on eligible Virgin Australia Business Class flights for travel by 30 June 2022 as part of an extended loyalty promotion.

    Accessible Business Class travel has landed

    Overall, the pricing adjustment sees Virgin Australia offering some of the most affordable domestic Business Class fares ever sold by the airline, providing corporates, small to medium-sized businesses (SME) and leisure travellers accessible Business Class travel across the airline’s extensive network throughout the country.

    Virgin Australia has also made significant reductions to fares on its short haul international network with Business Class fares from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Bali, Fiji and Queenstown currently available to book for travel later in 2022 with fares on these routes between 30 and 50 per cent lower than pre-COVID^^^.

    Virgin Australia Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said the airline’s plan to create a more affordable and accessible Business Class offering had come to fruition.

    “Virgin Australia represents some of the best value in the travel market,” said Ms Hrdlicka.

    “Our Business Class airfare pricing is another example of how we have reset our cost base and then invested in creating premium travel experiences at very affordable and competitive prices, which we know our customers love.”

    “Virgin Australia is continuing to serve all segments of the market, while building a highly competitive proposition around our long-standing and most loyal guests, which include price conscious corporate travellers, small and medium-sized businesses (SME), premium leisure travellers and holidaymakers.”

    “If you look at the corporate and SME market as an example, many organisations are emerging from the pandemic with a more value conscious orientation and we are confident they are going to find our pricing across Economy, Economy X and Business Class very attractive."

    “Right now, Virgin Australia’s one-way domestic Business Class fares are up to 60 per cent cheaper than our pre-pandemic fares**, and in an independent airfare study released in July 2021, our Economy fares were up to 67 per cent cheaper #. It’s hard to look past Virgin Australia if you want award-winning service and reliability without the price tag.”

    “Looking ahead, we are confident our value-for-money travel experiences will see us achieve a 33 per cent share of the market this year, which we’ve always said was our goal.”

    “Travel demand is going from strength to strength with passenger bookings currently ahead of 2019 levels, which shows just how bright our future is”, she said.

    Key data on Virgin Australia one-way domestic Business Class fares

    • Virgin Australia’s one-way domestic Business Class fares up to 60 per cent cheaper than its pre-COVID fares**.
    • Business Class fares on the popular Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney triangle routes are now being offered from as low as $299 one-way*, which is at less than half the cost of flying in Business Class with another major Australian airline^.
    • When comparing Virgin Australia’s current to pre-COVID one-way Business Class fares, 79 per cent have been reduced by $300 to $1200 with 27 per cent by more than $500&.
    • The highest reduction in a one-way domestic Business Class fare price is $1,190##.

    Virgin Australia Business Class pricing

    Route (both directions)

    Virgin Australia Business Class base airfare (one-way)*

    Melbourne <> Sydney

    $299

    Sydney <> Brisbane

    $299

    Melbourne <>Brisbane

    $299

    Hobart <> Sydney

    $309

    Brisbane <> Cairns

    $309

    Brisbane <> Canberra

    $309

    Melbourne <> Gold Coast

    $299

    Gold Coast <> Canberra

    $309

    Sydney <> Gold Coast

    $299

    Adelaide <> Hobart

    $309

    Adelaide <> Brisbane

    $359

    Adelaide <> Gold Coast

    $359

    Melbourne <> Sunshine Coast

    $359

    Sydney <> Hamilton Island

    $409

    Cairns <> Perth

    $409

    Perth <> Broome

    $409

    Hobart <> Brisbane

    $459

    Adelaide <> Perth

    $459

    Sydney <> Cairns

    $459

    Brisbane <> Darwin

    $559

    Melbourne <> Cairns

    $609

    Brisbane <> Perth

    $1059

    Melbourne <> Perth

    $1159

    Sydney <> Perth

    $1209

    Source: Virgin Australia

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