Virgin Is Celebrating Leap Day with a 24-Hour-Only Sale on 200,000-Plus Flights with Fares From $35 

You've only got until 11.59pm AEST on Thursday, February 29 to score cheap flights to Byron Bay, Launceston, Hamilton Island, Bali, Fiji and more.
Sarah Ward
February 29, 2024

Flight sales pop up all the time, which is excellent news for everyone that's obsessed with taking holidays. So, it's great for everyone. But Virgin Australia's latest batch of cheap fares is a once-in-four-years offering. It's doing big discounts for Leap Day, because February 29 is worth celebrating when it rolls around.

For today, Thursday, February 29 only, then, more than 200,000 sale flights are up for grabs across a range of both domestic and international destinations. In other budget-friendly news, the cheapest starts at $35. As is always the case with these kinds of specials, that's the price from Sydney to Byron Bay — but Melbourne to Launceston will only cost you $39, too.

Other options include Sydney to the Sunshine Coast from $55 and to the Gold Coast from $59, Melbourne to Uluru from $89 and to Hamilton Island from $99, and Brisbane to Cairns from $75 and to Hobart from $99. Folks in Adelaide can hit the Gold Coast from $85, while Perth residents can go to Cairns from $129. And they're just some of the one-way deals available.

Internationally, the return deals start with Adelaide to Bail from $385, and also include Melbourne to Bali from $439, Sydney to Queenstown from $405 and Brisbane to Fiji from $479 — with more where they came from as well.

If you're wondering when you'll need to travel, there's a range of dates from Monday, April 1–Sunday, June 30, 2024, all varying depending on the flights and prices.

Getting in quickly is always recommended when it comes to flight sales — but when they only run for a day, finishing at 11.59pm AEST, you need to take that advice seriously.

Virgin's 2024 Leap Day sale runs until midnight AEST on Thursday, February 29 — or until sold out. 

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Published on February 29, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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