Virgin cuts back Geraldton flights

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Virgin Australia is reducing its return services to Perth to seven each week.
Camera IconVirgin Australia is reducing its return services to Perth to seven each week. Credit: Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia will reduce its Geraldton to Perth and Perth to Geraldton service to once a day as of January 28.

The airline currently operates 12 return service weekly on the route.

A spokesperson said there had been a decline in passenger numbers since the State Government deregulated the route, and possibly due to the new highway opening.

“Reducing services on a route is never our preference, however the industry has seen a decline of passenger volumes over the past few years as well as reduced customer demand,” she said.

“We are glad we can still offer a daily service.

“We will still operate it with Fokker 100 aircraft and we have re-timed some services to assist with connections between Perth; and Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.”

She said all passengers who were booked onto impacted services would be re-accommodated onto alternative flights, or offered a refund or travel credit.

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