A Virgin Australia statement says the new services will be operated by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) 68-seat ATR-72 turboprops.
The new services come days after the local News Mail newspaper reported that Bundaberg travellers have demanded more flights be added to Virgin's schedule. It has also been reported by the News Mail that Virgin had no plans to add additional flights and had suspended growth in its regional operations as it battled compliance issues.
The new Bundaberg flights will depart Brisbane at 5.05pm on Sunday and Monday afternoons, departing from Bundaberg the next morning at 6.10am. Reaction to the timing of the new morning flight has been welcomed.
The additional flights will start on Sunday 23 February.
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