Virgin Australia announces major enhancements to transcontinental Perth services

21st Aug 2012
Virgin Australia announces major enhancements to transcontinental Perth services

Virgin Australia today announced major enhancements for guests flying from Australia’s East Coast1 to Perth, offering more internationally configured wide-bodied aircraft, increased frequencies and inclusive catering.

With Virgin Australia’s fifth Airbus A330 aircraft entering into service on 21 September 2012, the airline will operate these internationally configured aircraft on all services between Melbourne and Perth. Airbus A330 aircraft will also continue to service three out of four daily services on the Sydney to Perth route.

In addition, the Brisbane-Perth route will benefit from increased frequencies, moving to three weekday services operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft fitted with Virgin Australia’s new Business Class cabin.

Virgin Australia also announced today that from 26 September 2012, all guests in the Economy Class cabin on trans-continental flights2 will be offered a fully inclusive hot meal and beverages throughout the flight3 and inflight entertainment4, regardless of the fare type purchased.

Virgin Australia Group Executive Alliances, Network and Yield Merren McArthur said: “Enhancing the travel experience from the East Coast to Perth is an important part of our strategy to become the airline of choice in Australia.


“We have listened to our guests and we understand that consistency of product and services, a competitive schedule and inclusive catering and entertainment make a real difference on these longer journeys.

“Consistent with our focus on offering a seamless and comfortable travel experience between the East Coast and Perth, we recently expanded our Perth lounge to double the seat capacity”, Ms McArthur said.


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