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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia have announced a new codeshare agreement, creating more travel options between the UK and Australia – and giving customers the opportunity to travel around the world purely on Virgin airlines.
Virgin Australia has implemented Sabre Branded Fares, joining a growing list of airlines globally. The solution allows travel agents and online travel agents using the Sabre global distribution system to access enhanced branded fare functionality that simplifies the retailing of Virgin Australia’s full-service benefits.
The inaugural codeshare flight between Hong Kong Airlines and Virgin Australia took off from Melbourne, Australia and touched down the Hong Kong International Airport earlier, marking both airlines’ cooperation under a strategic alliance that they announced early this year.
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.
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.