Virgin Australia is coming back to the North Coast, with the airline resuming domestic flights on 17 more routes by early August.

The move will see the Virgin planes take travelers to just under 30 destinations – including Ballina, Coffs Harbour and Newcastle – from August 4.

Virgin Australia Group Chief Commercial Officer, John MacLeod, said that as borders begin to re-open, the company wants to ensure they have great value flights available for guests to book their next trip.

So, Virgin Australia is offering 125,000 domestic fares from $69 one way.

“We’re pleased to have continued our collaborative effort with the Federal Government to reintroduce some services as we start to see confidence return, and as each State and Territory comes closer to finalising their plans for the easing of restrictions and the reopening of borders,” Mr MacLeod said.

Additional safety and wellbeing measures have also been introduced to minimise risks associated with COVID-19.

Guests can book with confidence knowing they can change their travel date or destination with no change fee, for domestic bookings made up to September 30, 2020.

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Meanwhile, the state’s second busiest domestic airport just got busier with Fly Pelican launching its Canberra to Ballina service today.

It’s the first new destination for the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport in nearly a decade.

The flights will take to the Far North Coast skies on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.