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Sydney-London Airfare War Heats Up

By James Wilkinson

Virgin Atlantic has raised the stakes in the Sydney-to-London airfare war, reducing prices to just $1892 return including taxes.

Sir Richard Branson with cabin crew at the launch of
Virgin Atlantic 25 years ago. The airline has kept its
birthday promise by offering London flights for $1892.

The news of the cheap flights came less than 24-hours after SpiceNews reported on Thursday (Jan 22) the best value deals on offer to London on a selection of the world’s leading airlines. In the report, Thai Airways was the cheapest at $1810, with Virgin Atlantic offering tickets on the same leg for $2045.

However the UK carrier promised it would offer some of its cheapest ever airfares to London in 2009 as part of its 25th anniversary, and that’s exactly what Virgin Atlantic has done.

“We’re launching some of our lowest ever fares to London and what a way to kick off the year,” said Virgin Atlantic general manager – Australia, Luke Fisher.

“After a cracking 2008, we’re envisaging that fares like these will keep our planes full and more passengers will see why we won ‘Best long haul airline’ at last year’s British Travel Awards.”

The $1892 fares are valid for departures between now and March 29, 2009, and must be booked by January 31, 2009. 

For bookings, call 1300 727 340 or click here.