Western Australians can fly to Broome for $199 one-way and Kununurra $229 one-way from August 3 to October 31 this year – with tickets on sale now.
The WA Government and Virgin Australia have partnered to deliver cheaper fares and extra flights to Broome and Kununurra in the state’s Kimberley region.
The “Getaway” fares include over 5000 discounted tickets between Perth and Broome – and more than 2000 reduced fares between Kununurra and Perth.
The Perth to Broome route will return to a daily service and Perth-Kununurra flights will run three times per week.
The partnership – with Tourism Western Australia, the Department of Transport, and Virgin Australia – will assist Kimberley tourism operators affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Premier Mark McGowan hopes the discounted fares will provide a boost for Kimberley tourism operators, support industry and create jobs.
The Premier said, “the best thing we can do for the State’s tourism industry is to get out and travel to our many wonderful locations, and this initiative will make a Kimberley holiday more affordable to more Western Australians.”
Virgin Australia’s John MacLeod says he is thrilled to be connecting the WA destinations.
“These additional flights are a fantastic opportunity for us to provide our trademark service and value to leisure and business travellers throughout WA,” Mr MacLeod said.
It is also anticipated that reduced fares will give people from the Kimberley a reason to book a trip to Perth, supporting the city’s hotels, hospitality businesses and tourism operators.
The Government says it is negotiating to secure further partnerships to additional destinations around regional Western Australia.
Flights must be booked at least 21 days before departure and go on sale today.