Adelaide Airport awarded Cake of the Week for new Virgin Australia route to Launceston
Virgin Australia’s Adelaide to Launceston service
The Adelaide-Launceston route is one of Adelaide’s top unserved domestic routes and Adelaide Airport was excited to welcome Virgin Australia’s introduction of a three per week service on this unserved route on 7 September 2021. Virgin Australia will be operating to the ‘Apple Isle’ every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The launch event at Adelaide Airport was attended by Lee-Anne Petherick, Account Manager Corporate Government at Virgin Australia; Steve Georgiou, Airport Manager at Virgin Australia; Mark Young, Managing Director at Adelaide Airport; Brenton Cox, EGM Finance and Corporate at Adelaide Airport; Jonathan Cheong, Head of Aviation Business Development at Adelaide Airport; and Tiffany Truong, Aviation Business Development Analyst at Adelaide Airport.
Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mark Young, said he welcomed the continuing growth of the Virgin Australia network out of Adelaide. “Virgin Australia has further demonstrated its commitment to the Adelaide market with the launch of its Cairns, Darwin and Launceston services, all in the space of just six days. It follows the recent opening of the brand-new premium lounge as part of our terminal expansion project,” Mr Young said. “We know there’s considerable demand for these destinations, and at the same time we think there will be a similarly strong flow of visitors looking to sample all that South Australia has to offer including our wines and festival culture.”
The Adelaide-Launceston route launch was celebrated with a cake designed with themes revolving around the destinations of Adelaide and Launceston. Elements of South Australia include wineries, while Launceston is represented by the Tasmanian Devil and the Apple (Tasmania is known as the ‘Apple Isle’ for being one of the world’s major apple producers).
Meanwhile, the Adelaide-Cairns launch service was celebrated with a croquembouche, inspired by the natural landscapes of the Daintree Rainforest in Tropical North Queensland.
These new services provide the opportunity for holiday-makers to pack their bags and head to the North (Cairns or Darwin) or South (Launceston) for the upcoming school holidays.