Virgin Australia announces free flights in vaccination incentive competition
Virgin Australia and Velocity Frequent Flyer has launched its plans for a national competition to encourage all Australians to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The competition - VA-X & Win - will be open to residents of Australia once all adults are eligible for vaccination, with millions of Velocity Frequent Flyer Points and dozens of free Business Class flights as a lure.
The airline says that many more prizes will be announced when the competition opens, which Virgin Australia anticipates will be later this year.
Virgin Australia will expand the competition to include a separate competition for the airline’s staff who get vaccinated with prizes such as additional annual leave, lounge memberships, and free business class flights.
A recent survey conducted by Virgin Australia found that 65 percent of frontline staff had been vaccinated or are registered to be vaccinated, with the internal vaccination competition intended to reward staff who have received the jab.
A Virgin Australia Group spokesperson said the airline has a responsibility to use its voice in the community to encourage Australians to get vaccinated.
“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,” they said.
“The sooner all Australians are vaccinated, the sooner our most vulnerable members of society will be protected.
While details of all prizes offered under the VA-X & Win competition will be revealed when it opens, dozens of free business class flights will be up for the taking and one Australian will become a Velocity Frequent Flyer Points millionaire.
One million Velocity Points, will take you a round Australia seven times or once an extensive overseas trip with one of the airline’s international partner airlines when Australia’s international border reopens.
The Virgin Australia VA-X & Win competition will open to all residents of Australia once COVID-19 vaccination eligibility is expanded to all adults. Entrants will be required to be over the age of 18, and have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination to be eligible to enter.
For more information and to register your interest, visit virginaustralia.com/vaxandwin
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