6 April 2009

Virgin rings in direct flights to Tasmania!

| johnboy
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The Canberra Times has the happy news that Virgin Blue is adding daily direct flights between Canberra and Hobart and Townsville.

Local tourism bodies are claiming to be pleased but I’d reckon most of the non-government traffic will be going to the other way.

I never did get around to seeing Northern Tasmania or the west coast when I was down there last.

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p.s. johnboy, the west coast of tassie is stunning rugged country and cradle mountain national park in the north-west is my favourite place in the whole world. the other ‘civilised’ parts of northwest are blah though – redneck high unemployment bogan territory.

I love Tasmania. The direct flight is fantastic news. I hope it is well supported, as it will make it much easier for us to see family living in Hobart.

i have a direct flight booked one way for anzac weekend, unfortunately not on the return leg due to the timing of the one direct flight a day not suiting my plans – no complaints from me though, hooray for saving at least 1.5 hours’ travel time (4 hours in melb airport = worst case scenario surely, eyeLikeCarrots?) one way!!

We plan on going to Tassie later this year, and this makes it a helluva lot easier to get there and back. Good on VB!

eyeLikeCarrots12:02 pm 06 Apr 09

Direct flights to Hobart from Canberra is a boon for thoseus that came to Canberra from the Apple Isle.

Gone is the almost 4 hour wait in Melbourne Airport.

Do yourself a favour and visit Tasmania once in your life, its a pretty place and the lifestyle is alot like Canberra (people just substitute the sea with the pond), I think I’ll end up retiring there (unless I end up moving to Vietnam).

I just got back from Tassie, highly recommended… except for Launceston which was kinda boring. Depends what you’re into, but sounds to me like you missed the best part johnboy!

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