Virgin Australia: Perth-London flights almost similar value as Perth-Adelaide throughout AFL’s Collect Spherical

A flight from Perth to Adelaide prices nearly as a lot as a return journey to London within the first week of April this 12 months.

The direct flight from Perth to Adelaide from April 4-7 will value an eye-watering $1754 with Virgin Australia, whereas flights to London on the identical weekend are $2031 with the identical airline.

The excessive value of the home flight is as a result of AFL’s Collect Spherical, now in its second straight 12 months.

After the roaring success of the spherical’s preliminary 12 months, flights at the moment are thrice dearer than they often are.

Even these looking for extra of a cut price must fork out a whopping $1122 for the most affordable flight possibility – which might see you miss your complete Thursday night time recreation and depart on Sunday earlier than any of the video games had even begun.

Virgin Airways justified their costs in a press release and stated extra seats can be obtainable than the variety of followers who flew to Adelaide for the Collect Spherical final 12 months.

“Because the official airline of the AFL, Virgin Australia is dedicated to serving to footy followers get among the many motion at this 12 months’s Collect Spherical,” a spokesman for Virgin Australia stated to 7News.

“In 2023, we flew greater than 60,000 friends to and from South Australia throughout the week of the occasion, and this 12 months we’ve greater than 70,000 seats scheduled to and from Adelaide from April 2-9.

“Fares booked throughout peak intervals like faculty holidays and round main occasions are typically increased than the common fare, consistent with the decreased variety of obtainable seats.

“Nonetheless, there are nonetheless nice worth fares for followers eager to get to Adelaide for this 12 months’s Collect Spherical, together with Melbourne-Adelaide from $143 (one-way, financial system lite) and Sydney-Adelaide from $149 (one-way, financial system lite).

“The place doable, we encourage friends to ebook early to safe the absolute best value.”

The Collect Spherical is “a competition of footy” that includes all 18 groups and 9 matches for premiership factors, together with two video games at Mount Barker to showcase Adelaide’s meals and wine.

It’s a family-friendly weekend held on faculty holidays, compounding the occasion’s immense recognition.

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