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Why Buy Virgin Australia Domestic Flights?

Virgin Australia is an Australian airline based at Sydney Airport. The innovative airline is known for providing customers with an experience and services that would normally be associated with a full-service carrier, while maintaining a dedication to keeping prices affordable. On all flights, passengers can look forward to relaxing in a comfortable and modern cabin.

Virgin Australia is one of the best connected airlines operating in Australia, providing locals and tourists alike with an extensive network between major cities and hubs — flying between over 30 domestic destinations. No matter what city you’re looking to fly to, Virgin Australia will be able to take you there.

The airline is based at Sydney Airport, which is an international airport serving the city of Sydney, but also has hubs at Brisbane Airport and Melbourne Airport. Focus cities for the airline also include Adelaide (Adelaide Airport), the Gold Coast (Gold Coast Airport), and Perth (Perth Airport). A focus city is an important destination for an airline, from which it operates point-to-point flights — focused on domestic travel rather than onward connections.

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Virgin Australia Domestic Routes

Virgin Australia operates hundreds of domestic flights each day. Some of the airline’s most popular routes include:

  • Brisbane (BNE) to Sydney (SYD)
  • Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL)
  • Adelaide (ADL) to Brisbane (BNE)
  • Cairns (CNS) to Brisbane (BNE)
  • Perth (PER) to Sydney (SYD)
  • Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL)
  • Brisbane (BNE) to Hobart (hba)

Below is a table of all of the domestic airports that the airline flies to:

Adelaide Adelaide Airport
Albury Albury Airport
Alice Springs Alice Springs Airport
Ayers Rock Ayers Rock Airport
Ballina Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
Brisbane Brisbane Airport
Broome Broome Airport
Bundaberg Bundaberg Airport
Busselton Busselton Margaret River Airport
Cairns Cairns Airport
Canberra Canberra Airport
Christmas Island Christmas Island Airport
Cloncurry Cloncurry Airport
Cocos Islands Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Airport
Darwin Darwin Airport
Derby RAAF Base Curtin
Emerald Emerald Airport
Esperance Esperance Airport
Exmouth RAAF Base Learmonth
Geraldton Geraldton Airport
Gladstone Gladstone Airport
Gold Coast Gold Coast Airport
Hamilton Island Great Barrier Reef Airport
Hervey Bay Hervey Bay Airport
Hobart Hobart Airport
Kalgoorlie Kalgoorlie Airport
Karratha Karratha Airport
Kununurra East Kimberly Regional Airport
Launceston Launceston Airport
Mackay Mackay Airport
Melbourne Melbourne Airport
Mildura Mildura Airport
Moranbah Moranbah Airport
Mount Isa Mount Isa Airport
Newcastle, NSW Newcastle Airport
Newman Newman Airport
Onslow Onslow Airport
Paraburdoo Paraburdoo Airport
Perth Perth Airport
Port Hedland Port Hedland Airport
Port Macquarie Port Macquarie Airport
Proserpine Whitsunday Coast Airport
Ravensthorpe Ravensthorpe Airport
Rockhampton Rockhampton Airport
Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast Airport
Sydney Sydney Airport
Tamworth Tamworth Airport
Townsville Townsville Airport

The Cabin

Domestic Economy Class

On domestic flights, Economy provides value-for-money but at affordable prices. Complimentary food is provided on all domestic flights. The menu will vary flight-to-flight, but is always carefully selected. Complimentary tea, coffee, juice and water is also available on all domestic flights. During the flight, passengers can relax in comfortable and luxurious seats:

  • Luxury leather
  • Up to 31 inch (75 cm) seat pitch
  • Over 17 inch (43 cm) seat width

Economy X

Economy X is an upgrade option which offers a more premium experience, both at the airport and onboard, all while maintaining the affordability Economy. Benefits include: extra legroom, preferred overhead locker space, and priority boarding.

Domestic Business Class

Business passengers can enjoy priority check-in, priority boarding, and access to the Virgin Australia lounge at the airport. Passengers will be able to start their flight with a complimentary newspaper and pre-flight drink (including alcoholic), and enjoy premium and exclusive catering. On qualifying flights operated using the Boeing 737 aircraft, passengers can also enjoy a comfort pack, which includes a blanket and pillow, and stylish amenities.

Business Class seat features include:

  • Luxury leather
  • Generous recline
  • 38 inch (96.5 cm) seat pitch

Check-In & Arrival

How to check-in

For internal flights, passengers can either check-in online or at the airport.


Online check-in opens 48 hours and closes 45 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights.


It is recommended to arrive at least 2 hours before scheduled departure. Check-in for domestic flights closes 30 minutes prior to departure time. The airline asks passengers to make sure they have enough time to check-in, pass through security, and proceed to the boarding gate.

Virgin Australia Domestic Flight Baggage


On domestic flights, checked baggage must not exceed 140cm (55") in the sum of the three dimensions (length + width + height). Economy passengers are entitled to 1 x 23kg checked bag, whereas business class 2 x 32kg of checked bags.


Carry-on baggage allowance based on cabin class and Velocity Tier:

Economy and Economy X

Economy passengers can carry one standard piece of baggage measuring 56cm long, 36cm wide and 23cm deep (7kgs total), OR two small pieces measuring 48cm long, 34cm wide, and 23cm deep (7kgs total). Economy passengers can also carry a personal item, such as a laptop/tablet, umbrella, small purse/handbag, or camera.

Business, Velocity Gold and Platinum members

Please note that business allowance will depend on the aircraft being operated and will be confirmed during the booking process. The following information can be used as a guide.

Business passengers can carry one standard piece of baggage measuring 56cm long, 36cm wide and 23cm deep (7kgs total), OR two small pieces measuring 48cm long, 34cm wide, and 23cm deep (7kgs EACH). Passengers can also carry a personal item, such as a laptop/tablet, umbrella, small purse/handbag, or camera.


Do I need a passport for Virgin Australia domestic flights?

If you’re an Australian national and you're travelling on a domestic flight, you'll need to carry government issued photo identification, such as a driver's licence, passport or social security card. Foreign nationals travelling domestically are encouraged to travel with their passport.

What Economy fare classes does Virgin Australia offer on domestic flights?

Ticket classes determine things such as whether the ticket is refundable. Ticket classes will be explained during the booking process, when it will be easy to choose the right fare for you. The following fare types are available on all domestic flights:

Getaway: The lowest domestic fare, for those who don’t need flexibility to change their flight.

Elevate: This ticket offers both value and flexibility, with options available if travel plans need to change.

Freedom: Full flexibility for passengers who might need to make last-minute changes to their booking.

Where are Virgin Australia’s hubs in Australia?

Virgin Australia has three hub airports in Australia: Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport, and Sydney Airport.

Can I book Virgin Australia domestic flights online?

Yes! Alternative Airlines is an online flight search and booking website that makes it easy to find the flights you’re after. Simply use the search bar at the top of the page, by entering the name of the city or airport of the destinations in Australia that you want to fly between. You can even pay the way you want, whether that’s splitting the cost using one of our finance plans. Pay in your currency, whether that is Euros, U.S. dollars, or Australian dollar.

Can I book multi-city Virgin Australia flights online?

Absolutely! At Alternative Airlines, we make it easy for you to book multi-city flights with Virgin Australia so you can fully explore all that Australia has to offer! Some of the most popular multi-city routes available with Virgin Australia include flying from Perth to Sydney to Melbourne and flying from Cairns to Brisbane to Adelaide. Take a look at our guide on buying multi-city Virgin Australia flights for more information.

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