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Virgin Australia - Melbourne – Los Angeles And Perth – Abu Dhabi Flights

Virgin Australia will launch services from Melbourne to Los Angeles and Perth to Abu Dhabi in 2017, increasing competition and choice for Australian travellers. On 4 April 2017, Virgin Australia will introduce five services each week between Melbourne and Los Angeles using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.* On 9 June 2017, Virgin Australia will introduce three services each week between Perth and Abu...

Virgin Australia's Award-Winning International Business Class Launches In Los Angeles

Virgin Australia’s new International Business Class was officially launched today at Los Angeles International Airport, representing a significant enhancement to the customer experience on the trans-Pacific route and an important investment in travel and tourism between Australia and the United States. The airline’s flagship Business Class product ‘The Business’ and a ne...

Virgin Australia’s new 777 premium seats enter service

Virgin Australia has launched its revamped business and premium economy seats on its Boeing 777-300ERs, starting with services on the Sydney-Los Angeles route. The new business class layout features 37 B/E Aerospace Super Diamond lie-flat suites in a 1-2-1 configuration, with an 18in screen for in-flight entertainment. This brings it in line with the business class seats on its Airbus A330...

Virgin expects to post $30-60 million underlying profit for full 2015/16 year

Virgin Australia says the airline group is on track for a full year profit despite a forecast second half loss amid weak demand in its key domestic market that has prompted capacity cuts focused on regional routes. The company reported a statutory loss after tax of $58.8 million for the three months to March 31, compared with $28.3 million loss in the prior corresponding period. Virgin said the...

Virgin pilot found over the limit before commercial flight loses appeal

A Virgin pilot who failed a breath test before he was due to fly out of Canberra with 96 passengers has lost a bid to clear his name.  The pilot was selected for the test at Canberra Airport at about 8am on the morning of his birthday in August 2013. A Virgin pilot has lost an appeal against his conviction for being over the limit before a commercial flight. ...

Virgin Australia Announces New Codeshare With Alitalia

Virgin Australia today announced a new codeshare agreement with Italy’s national carrier, Alitalia. On sale from 15 April 2016, Virgin Australia customers will be able to book travel on Alitalia’s daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Rome and Milan Malpensa*. Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer Judith Crompton said: “We are very excited to partner with Alitalia and provide...

Virgin Australia To Codeshare On Singapore Airlines’ New Canberra Services

Virgin Australia has welcomed today’s announcement that Singapore Airlines will introduce direct international services from Canberra to Singapore and Wellington from September 2016. As part of the alliance between the two airlines, Virgin Australia will codeshare on Singapore Airlines flights between Canberra and Singapore, providing Virgin Australia customers with greater access to Asia...

Learn on the fly with Virgin Australia’s wireless inflight edutainment system

“On your next flight, why not pass the time as you learn a new skill whilst flying above the clouds?” Virgin Australia asks as it launches its latest inflight entertainment innovation: short hour-long modules on a variety of subjects delivered via its wireless streaming inflight entertainment system. “Are you interested in learning a new skill, but just don’t seem to fin...