Virgin Australia News
Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia celebrate new strategic partnership
Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia have commenced a new strategic partnership overnight spanning 49 markets across Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Virgin Australia expands Sabre relationship to enable optimized pricing
A new enhanced agreement will enbale Virgin Australia to use Sabre’s Dynamic Availability solution to identify ways to unlock greater value as the airline continues to scale up operations.
Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia Unveil New Strategic Partnership at Arabian Travel Market
New agreement includes an expansive codeshare agreement and unparalleled loyalty partnership benefits offering Virgin Australia and Qatar Airways passengers unique rewards and seamless travel across both carriers’ networks. Increased travel options and benefits across 35 destinations in Australia for Qatar Airways passengers and to more than 140 destinations worldwide for Virgin Australia passengers
Virgin Australia selects Sabre’s Revenue Optimizer
The Australian carrier will be using Sabre Revenue Optimizer to support decision-making with real-time data analytics as Australia welcomes back international travellers.
Sabre renews partnership with Virgin Australia
Sabre will continue to distribute Virgin Australia flights and services through the Sabre GDS marketplace, ensuring that Sabre-connected agencies will continue to have access to flights.
Scurrah replaced at Virgin Australia as Bain take over
Paul Scurrah will depart his role as chief executive of Virgin Australia when the deal to sell the carrier to Bain Capital closes. The move is expected to come in early November.
Virgin Australia enters voluntary administration
Virgin Australia has entered voluntary administration as it seeks to recapitalise the business in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In the mid-term, the company said it hopes to emerge in a stronger financial position on the other side of the Covid-19 crisis.
Virgin Atlantic faces collapse without government support
Virgin Atlantic could be in imminent danger of collapse without government support, founder Richard Branson has warned. The carrier is believed to be seeking £500 million from the UK government.
Australian government offers emergency funds to airlines
Qantas and Virgin Australia have been offered $A165 by the Australian government to ensure they maintain key domestic routes across the country. Both carriers have suspended the majority of operations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Virgin Australia orders ten 737 MAX 10 planes from Boeing
Boeing and the Virgin Australia Group have revealed the airline is adding the largest member of the 737 MAX family to its growing single-aisle fleet.
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia extend codeshare partnership
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia have announced the expansion of their new codeshare agreement, creating more travel options between the UK and Australia. The joint Virgin codeshare provides significant customer benefits - encompassing all the destinations they want to travel to in one booking with a single check in and bag drop.