Virgin Australia returns to Hamilton Island with flights from Brisbane

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Virgin Australia is back in Hamilton Island, with three weekly return flights from Brisbane.

Using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the return of the route will bring around 4,500 seats into the market each month, with the airline offering business class, Economy X and economy class on these flights.

Flights start at $155 one-way in economy, including one 23kg checked bag, 7kg of cabin baggage, and free seat selection.


Flight numbersVA1495/1497 (BNE-HTI), VA1496/1498 (HTI-BNE)
Operating daysDaily
Distance553 miles / 890 km
Flight reservationsClick here to book
Flight time1 hour 40 minutes (BNE-HTI), 1 hour 35 minutes (HTI-BNE)
AircraftBoeing 737-800
Seating capacity176 passengers (8 business class, 30 Economy X, 138 economy class)
Loyalty programVelocity Frequent Flyer
Rewards earned (one-way)5 Velocity points per $1 spent, plus:

7 status credits on Getaway fares
15 status credits on Elevate and Group fates
25 status credits on Freedom fares
50 status credits on Business Saver fares
55 status credits on Business fares
Reward cost (one-way)7,800 Velocity points + taxes, fees and charges (economy)
15,500 Velocity points + taxes, fees and charges (business class)

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“Queenslanders are supporting our flights to key Queensland leisure destinations and we’re really pleased to further ramp-up our schedule to include regular services to Hamilton Island,” said John MacLeod, Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer.

“We know that giving travellers great fares to the Whitsundays, coupled with award-winning service, is what will help to recover the Queensland tourism industry while providing more jobs for our people and those who work in the region.”

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