Indian Ocean Territories Air Services—Change to Saturday Passenger Flights Commencing November 2017

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Number: D59/2017

Date: 30 October 2017

Relevant: Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Topic: Indian Ocean Territories Air Services—Change to Saturday Passenger Flights Commencing November 2017

Commencing 4 November 2017, the Saturday passenger flight to the Indian Ocean Territories will depart Perth Airport at 06:10 am local time and will divert to Learmonth to refuel. Please refer to below tables for timings.

Current Timings

Flight NumberDeparture Time (local)Arrival Time (local)
VA1913 PER: 07:35 LEA: 09:25
VA1913 LEA: 10:15 CCK: 11:45
VA1917 CCK: 12:30 XCH: 14:35
VA1916 XCH: 15:20 PER: 19:55

Effective Saturday 4 November 2017

Flight NumberDeparture Time (local)Arrival Time (local)
VA1913 PER: 06:10 LEA: 08:00
VA1913 LEA: 08:50 CCK: 10:20
VA1917 CCK: 11:05 XCH: 13:10
VA1916 XCH: 13:55 PER: 18:30

The change in departure time is because of new departure slot times issued by Perth Airport. Perth Airport reviews departure times every six months to re-evaluate the efficient use of the airport for its international and domestic air traffic. This review occurs for periods April-September and October-March each year. Perth Airport's allocated departure times are final and airlines are required to amend their schedules accordingly.

In addition to the change in departure times, Virgin Airlines has advised that Saturday passenger flights will divert to Learmonth to refuel because of the change to technical alternate airport for Indian Ocean Territories' flights.

Virgin Guest Services will contact passengers who already have bookings and advise them of their new departure time.

Please contact Virgin Reservation on 136 789 for any questions about Indian Ocean Territories' flight schedules.

Karly Pidgeon
General Manager
Indian Ocean Territories Branch