Virgin Australia News

Virgin Australia signs Amadeus partnership

Virgin Australia signs Amadeus partnership

Amadeus and Virgin Australia have signed a new multi-year agreement, extending their longstanding partnership. The new agreement provides Amadeus travel agents with worldwide continued access to Virgin Australia’s full range of fares, seats and schedules under the same conditions as that offered through all other channels.

Virgin Australia becomes latest Travelport partner

Virgin Australia becomes latest Travelport partner

Travelport has signed a new long term agreement signed with Virgin Australia for global distribution, enhanced with its Rich Content & Branding solution. Virgin Australia will be able to utilise this innovative feature that enables airlines to market and retail their products more effectively by determining how their products are visually presented and described to travel agents.

Virgin Australia renews agreement with Sabre

Virgin Australia renews agreement with Sabre

Virgin Australia has renewed its technology agreement and widened the scope of its relationship with Sabre. The deal expands the airlines’ SabreSonic agreement. SabreSonic is an integrated suite of applications that optimizes and automates core processes such as Reservations, Inventory and Departure Control enabling airlines to offer a differentiating customer experience.

Etihad Airways boosts stake in Virgin Australia

Etihad Airways boosts stake in Virgin Australia

26th Nov 2014 Airline News

Etihad Airways – considered the World’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards has upped its stake in Virgin Australia to the maximum allowed by the Foreign Investment Review Board in Australia. The Abu Dhabi based carrier now holds a 22.9 per cent stake after spending another AU$28.34 million last week.

Virgin Australia buys out Tiger Airways

Virgin Australia buys out Tiger Airways

19th Oct 2014 Airline News

The transaction, once completed, will see Virgin Australia secure 100 per cent ownership and full control of Tigerair Australia and brings to a conclusion the joint venture between Virgin Australia and Tiger Holdings which commenced in July last year. As part of the proposed acquisition, Virgin Australia will secure the brand rights to fly Tigerair Australia to a number of short-haul international destinations, providing new growth opportunities for the business.

Ash cloud halts Australia flights

Ash cloud halts Australia flights

31st May 2014 Airline News

Hundreds of passengers are facing travel disruption after a volcanic eruption in Indonesia sent ash clouds over the region, forcing airlines to cancel flights to and from Northern Australia.

Virgin Australia to set up new Adelaide base

Virgin Australia to set up new Adelaide base

22nd Sep 2013 Airline News

Virgin Australia will set up a new Adelaide base for cabin crew, bringing up to 80 new jobs to South Australia. Virgin Australia chief customer officer Mark Hassell said the move highlighted Adelaide as an important market for Virgin Australia’s domestic operations.