Virgin Australia has announced it will be packing its suitcases and heading to a new Brisbane location in September, which is also home to travel agency Flight Centre’s Headquarters.
The airline giants will be taking off from their current Bowen Hills HQ and landing at their new home in South Bank closer to the centre of the city.
A Virgin Australia spokesperson said: “The Virgin Australia Group has been looking to relocate its Queensland-based headquarters to a more fit-for-purpose facility for some time.”
Following the impact that COVID-19 has had on the travel industry, the flight operators will cut short their lease with Charter Hall, initially set to end in 2026, ahead of the move to their new HQ location at 275 Grey Street.
Over 1,000 staff members will make the move from Virgin Village in Bowen Hills, which has served as Virgin Australia’s home for over 10 years.
We will end our Bowen Hills lease in September and relocate all Brisbane-based team members to the Southpoint building at South Bank where they will occupy five floors of the building.Virgin Australia Spokesperson
The move comes after Virgin announced it would amalgamate its two Sydney offices in further cost-saving efforts to keep the company airborne.