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Free flights and air miles: Virgin Australia launches competition to encourage travellers to get vaccinated

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Virgin Australia is the latest airline to offer travellers perks in a bid to get more people vaccinated against Covid-19.

With the aim of encouraging Australians to be inoculated against the coronavirus, the airline has teamed up with Velocity Frequent Flyer to give away dozens of business class flights and frequent flyer miles.

One winner will also become a Velocity Frequent Flyer Points millionaire.

More details on what’s up for grabs in the competition, which will be called VA-X & Win, will be announced when it officially opens. That will happen once all Australians are eligible for the vaccine, which is scheduled to happen later this year.

Virgin Australia and Velocity Frequent Flyer are encouraging Australians to get vaccinated against Covid-19 through a VA-X & Win competition. Courtesy Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia and Velocity Frequent Flyer are encouraging Australians to get vaccinated against Covid-19 through a competition. Courtesy Virgin Australia

Currently, only those aged 40 and above, or those classed as priority, are eligible for Covid-19 vaccines in Australia.

To enter the contest, travellers must be over 18 and have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Registration is already open on the airline’s website.

“For simply rolling up your sleeve and getting a Covid-19 vaccination, you could walk away with a share in tens of thousands of dollars of Virgin Australia and Velocity Frequent Flyer prizes or be the lucky one to become a Velocity Points millionaire,” said a spokesperson for the Virgin Australia Group.

“What the latest lockdown in Melbourne and the evolving situation in Sydney has taught us, is the sooner we can all get vaccinated, the sooner we can get on with our lives, without the constant fear and uncertainty that come with lockdowns, restrictions and closed borders.”

Australia’s Sydney reported a double-digit rise in new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 for the third day in a row on Thursday, as officials battled an outbreak of the Delta variant.

Air travel and Covid-19

New low-cost US airline Avelo will give away 500 pairs of round-trip tickets to new graduates this summer to celebrate the restart of travel. Courtesy Avelo
New low-cost US airline Avelo will give away 500 pairs of round-trip tickets to new graduates this summer to celebrate the restart of travel. Courtesy Avelo

Virgin Australia is not the first airline trying to entice travellers to get vaccinated in order to speed up the return of air travel.

Qantas has also announced a vaccination competition. Last month, the Australian airline launched a contest in which vaccinated travellers could win a year’s worth of free flights, flight discounts, frequent flyer points and vouchers for future travel.

In the US, United Airlines is giving away free flights for an entire year to vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers. New US airline Avelo, meanwhile, is celebrating the return of travel this summer by offering 252 new graduates two round-trip tickets to any destination in the low-cost airline’s network.

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been detrimental on the aviation industry, with 2020 dubbed the worst year in the industry’s history.

Now, as vaccinations roll out around the globe and some countries begin to ease travel restrictions, airlines are on a mission to help travellers return to the air.





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