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Virgin Blue to Uluru

11th March 2010 Print
Uluru - Australia

Virgin Blue has announced this week that it will be commencing daily direct flights between Sydney and Ayers Rock (Uluru) from 2 August 2010, providing additional access to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Uluru.

Australia’s most famous landmark, Uluru, incorporates dramatic outback landscapes with the history and traditions of one of the world’s oldest cultures, the Anangu people.

The Chief Executive of Voyages Hotels & Resorts who own and operate Ayers Rock Resort and Longitude 131°, Chris Tallent, said “we are delighted to attract Virgin Blue to this iconic destination and pleased that the airline is committed to further developing both Australian and international tourism to Uluru. Virgin Blue’s new flights further endorse the significance of Uluru within the Australian landscape and the growing interest in the region’s indigenous culture. The new flights will complement the existing airline capacity and provide terrific opportunities for renewed growth, expansion and promotion of the region.

“We have no doubt that these new flights will stimulate strong growth in demand for the destination from within Australia and further improve international links through to the region, enabling even more travellers to experience the magnificent Red Centre and discover the spiritual heart of Australia.”

Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, which sits at the gateway to the dual World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, provides a range of accommodation options for the more than 300,000 visitors attracted to this extraordinary and unique experience each year. The Resort offers something to suit every style and budget, from the ultimate in outback luxury at Longitude 131°, to a variety of hotel and apartment options, through to a backpackers lodge and the Ayers Rock Campground.

Virgin Blue will launch a special “Rock Across to Ayers Rock” celebratory fare of $149 one way on the internet which is on sale from now until midnight 21 March 2010 for travel between 3 August – 23 September and 12 October - 16 December 2010. Everyday fares will start from $199 one way on the internet. Ayers Rock Resort offers a range of exceptional holiday, meeting and event packages.

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Uluru - Australia