Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Final Virgin Australia VOZ1567/1568 Service Between Rockhampton and Sydney

The final Virgin Australia service between Rockhampton and Sydney took off this afternoon on Sunday 28 April.  The final service was operated by Embraer E-190 VH-ZPF.

File photo taken by 'IAD'  ©

The main reason highlighted for the failure of the route was the timing of the midday direct Sydney to Rockhampton flight which is not considered to be conducive to corporate business travellers.  Whilst the Monday and Friday direct services were heavily patronized, the remaining days ran at about 75% occupancy, which affects profitability in an already low yield environment.

The Sydney to Rockhampton services weren't the only flights to be cut by Virgin recently, with Canberra to Hobart flights also cut.

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