Virgin Australia is reintroducing its routes to Alice Springs and Emerald from Brisbane in November.

Starting November 3, the airline will fly twice-weekly services between Brisbane-Alice Springs and beginning November 23, the airline will reintroduce five-times weekly services between Brisbane-Emerald.

The Brisbane to Emerald route will be operated by Alliance Airlines.

“The expansion of our network to include Emerald and an additional route into Alice Springs recognises our long-standing commitment to regional Australia and will deliver choice and convenience for those communities and businesses,” said Virgin Australia group chief commercial officer John MacLeod.

“The increased frequencies to Byron Bay, Hamilton Island and Adelaide will help the tourism industry to get back on its feet,” he added.

The airline added that the Australian government is helping to cover operating shortfalls on a small number of Virgin Australia services under its Domestic and Regional Aviation Network Programs which supports connectivity and essential travel across Australia.

Here are more details about Virgin Australia’s routes:

• Brisbane – Hamilton Island (Ten services per week from 09 November)
• Brisbane – Adelaide (Up to three services daily from 16 November)
• Brisbane – Alice Springs (Two services per week from 03 November)
• Brisbane – Emerald* (Five services per week from 23 November)
• Sydney – Ballina Byron (Eight services per week from 09 November)
• Sydney – Adelaide (Up to three services daily from 16 November)