Virgin adds direct flight between Adelaide and Launceston as Tasmania hits tourism milestone


Virgin Australia has resumed direct seasonal flights between Adelaide and Launceston following the resumption of direct seasonal services from Launceston to Perth in October.

Qantas has also added extra capacity to its Brisbane – Launceston service for December and January.

Premier and Minister for Tourism Jeremy Rockliff welcomed the resumption of the direct services.

“This is great news for northern Tasmania at a time when demand for travel is at its highest,” he said.

“It will further drive visitation to our regional areas, spreading the benefits of tourism far and wide to businesses and local communities.

“It’s also a clear sign of confidence in Tasmania’s economy, despite the operational issues and resourcing challenges faced by the aviation sector, with Tasmania’s tourism industry going from strength to strength.

“In fact, indicative results from the Tasmanian Visitor Survey have confirmed total spend for the 12 months to October 2022 has reached $3.122 billion, equating to an average spend per visitor of $2,952.

“This is the first time that visitor spend has exceeded $3 billion in Tasmania and is the highest annual spend on record.

“It’s yet another significant milestone for our world-class tourism industry.”