Extra flights for Asian Cup

Thursday, 22 January 2015

The AFC Asian Cup will be back in town on Tuesday and, after second release tickets went on sale today it’s set to bring an influx of football fans to the region.

The airlines have responded to the increased demand by adding an extra 500 seats to/from Newcastle on Tuesday 27 January. 

Virgin Australia and QantasLink have both added extra flights above their regular schedules.  The additional flight times are:

  • VA1591 will depart Melbourne at 9.00am; arrive in Newcastle at 10.30am, and
  • QF2423 will depart Brisbane at 12.00pm; arrive in Newcastle at 2.35pm

In addition, Virgin Australia has changed is aircraft for flights VA1100 and VA1102 from an Embraer to the larger Boeing 737.

Tickets to the Asian Cup can be purchased from here.

Flights can be booked at www.virginaustralia.com and www.qantas.com

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