Virgin Australia has announced that it will commence flights between Perth and Paraburdoo in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, bringing competition to the route for the first time. Effective 21 November 2013, Virgin Australia will operate return services between Perth and Paraburdoo every Thursday and Friday, operated by the 100-seat Fokker 100 aircraft.

Virgin Australia

Following recent increases to Karratha-Perth services, Virgin Australia now operate around one hundred flights in and out of the Pilbara region per week. Virgin Australia flies to more destinations in Western Australia than any other airline and will continue to look for opportunities to expand the airline’s presence in this important market.

Perth to Paraburdoo to Perth Scheduled Services

VA 1017  Perth to Paraburdoo  1540 – 1720  Thursday
VA 1017  Perth to Paraburdoo  1400 – 1540  Friday
VA 1016  Paraburdoo to Perth  1800 – 1940  Thursday
VA 1016  Perth to Parabirdoo   1615 – 1755  Friday


If you’re planning to visit Western Australia reservations for this service can be made through World of Transport Travel, either on their own, or as part of a wider itinerary, with or without accommodation and/or care rental. Fares with and without a suitcase allowance, can be offered.

For our readers based in Australia, may we invite you to contact Lucy Fenwick, who runs Travel By Ange, based in Victoria. Lucy will be delighted to be of assistance to you. If this is not convenient however, please do not hesitate to contact us here in the UK.