In a spot of good news for air travel, extra flights for Launceston Airport's most popular route have been added.
An extra three Virgin flights would be added to the Launceston to Brisbane route to meet a potential bump in demand for the trip, meaning there were daily flight between the two cities.
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The direct Launceston to Brisbane route had remained one of the most frequented trips out of the airport with four flights already making the transit each week.
The additional three flights would amount to an extra 1062 seats for keen travellers, and were set to start from September 5.
Queensland was one of just two regions of Australia designated as entirely low-risk by Tasmanian Public Health.
The sunshine state had also traditionally been one of the biggest contributors of travellers to Tasmania, behind just Victoria and New South Wales, but had seen an increase over the past two years.
Launceston Airport chief executive Shane O'Hare said the additional flights would capitalise on the open borders between the two states.
"It's great to see Virgin ramp up flights taking full advantage of open borders between Tasmania and Queensland," he said.
"Brisbane is a great holiday destination for Tasmanians at this time of year, opening up the city and other leisure destinations like the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast over the school holidays."
A spokesperson for Virgin Australia, which recently threw its support behind mandatory staff vaccinations, said the company saw multiple positives from the added flights.
"We know that many Australians are excited to reunite with loved ones, friends and family, and are thrilled by the opportunity to support more services between Brisbane and Launceston," they said.
"These services will provide a much needed boost to the local tourism economy, as well as give us the opportunity to bring more of our team members back to work sooner."
The flights provided the airport with another boost, just weeks after a Launceston-Adelaide direct route was resumed for the first time in 20 years.
The boost would stay in place until October 31 when it would be reviewed based on demand.
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