THE Virgin Australia Community Open Day held at Cloncurry on the weekend was a great success with over 270 people attending.
The Open Day was held to celebrate the commencement of direct flights between Brisbane and Cloncurry in regional Queensland which started on November 27.
Kids were allowed the opportunity to sit in the pilot’s seat of the aircraft. Rotary held a sausage sizzle.
There was much anticipation about the free flight giveaways, which went to a local Narelle Marsh. It was a great day for all involved.
Virgin Australia’s 98 seat Embraer E190 jet will operate a return Brisbane-Cloncurry service on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer Judith Crompton said Cloncurry is an important regional centre that has seen strong growth in the agriculture and resources industries.
“Up until now, those wishing to travel to Brisbane have needed to transit through Mount Isa or Townsville,” Ms Crompton said.
“As we have seen in other markets such as Moranbah and Bundaberg, a direct service brings many benefits to the community including greater access to specialist services and increased visitation,” she said.
“We are proud to be supporting local residents and businesses as well as the resources industry with choice and value.
In addition, guests will be able to take advantage of Virgin Australia’s award-winning loyalty program, Velocity Frequent Flyer.”
There are two flights per week, departing Brisbane on Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am, arriving into Cloncurry at 12:30pm and departing from Cloncurry at 1:00pm arriving into Brisbane at 3:00pm.
Virgin kindly offered all those in attendance a promo code for a 15 per cent discount on flights booked before November 8, for travel until 31 August.