29 August 2008

Virgin Blue has massive expansion into Western Australia

Virgin Blue has recently expanded its services in Western Australia in a move which they say proves their confidence in the state’s potential as a "must-see tourist destination".

In a press release this week, the airline company said they would be opening two new ports in Western Australia and doubling its services to and from Broome from the 21 October 2008.

The company said the expansion is a testament to their confidence in Western Australia maintaining its reputation as a must-see destination. 

The two new ports are in mining destinations, and they company will therefore be delivering competitive prices and reliability to those areas in need.

The new Broome flights from Perth will compliment the already daily flights on that route and the weekly flight from Adelaide.

Virgin Blue Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey, said, "Broome’s popularity and unique cultural and environmental attractions make it a long term viable option for growth. The second daily flight is a big commitment for Virgin Blue but given the desirability of Broome as a destination, we are hopeful there will be ongoing demand for a twice daily flight and time will tell."

The company is working with local tourism operators and organisations to promote Western Australia as a tourist destination to international travellers on Australian tourist visas and domestic travellers. They also took journalists to experience Broome’s specialities, including whale watching, historic pearl lugging, locally brewed ginger beer, mango products and the Cable Beach sunset.

The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people apply for an Australia visa.

Article by Jessica Bird, Australian Visa Bureau.

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