Virgin launches new direct services to Uluru from Melbourne and Brisbane

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Virgin Australia will launch new direct services to Uluru from Melbourne and Brisbane adding around 62,000 seats to the Red Centre each year.

“Uluru is an incredibly important destination for Virgin Australia as one of the most iconic cultural landmarks in this country and a much-loved place for holiday makers to visit from all over the world,” Virgin Australia chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka said.

“We are proud to be connecting Australians to Uluru as part of our ongoing mission to provide more value and choice to travellers.

“We know the return of Virgin Australia Uluru services will be welcome news for our people, tourism partners, guests, and our more than 12 million Velocity members, who can now earn and redeem points on these services.”

The new service follows a partnership with the NT government and Voyages Indigenous Tourism.

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia chief executive Matt Cameron-Smith said the new flights represented “a landmark moment”

“To see Virgin Australia planes touching down in Uluru again is a huge thrill,” he said.

“We’re excited to have even more visitors experience the wonders of Uluru, along with culturally immersive experiences like Sunrise Journeys and Wintjiri Wiru, through Virgin Australia’s extensive network.”