Virgin Australia launched twice-weekly flights between the West Australian city of Perth and the small mining city of Paraburdoo in the Pilbara region of Western Australia on November 21.
The return flights on the Perth-Paraburdoo route will operate every Thursday and Friday using a 100-seat Fokker 100 aircraft.
Previously, Qantaslink, the regional subsidiary of Qantas, was the only airline flying on this route.
Virgin Australia now operates about 100 flights in and out of the Pilbara region per week. The airline’s regional operation has a fleet of 32 aircraft and operates over 750 flights per week.
Paraburdoo, a major iron ore mining town in the mineral-rich Pilbara region of Western Australia, is the closest airport to Karijini, the second largest National Park in Western Australia. Known for its remoteness, with stunning gorges, spectacular waterfalls and rugged landscapes, a visit to Karijini offers visitors a variety of walking and hiking trails to experience the raw natural beauty of this region.