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 – 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.
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.
Virgin Australia has unveiled a major redesign of the Business Class and Premium Economy cabins on board its wide-body fleet of aircraft.
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 today launched the ‘High Flyer Passport’, a new initiative designed to recognise Australia’s youngest flyers.
Virgin Australia is celebrating the official launch of its new flagship Sydney lounge by offering race-goers a unique Melbourne Cup Carnival Hat Valet service.
Etihad Airways has confirmed its equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings has reached 19.9 per cent. This follows a series of on-market purchases of Virgin Australia shares over recent weeks.
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.
Virgin Australia has officially launched its new wireless in-flight entertainment system, representing a new era in the way travellers experience entertainment in the sky. The entertainment platform is the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, giving customers the ability to stream content to their own devices, including smartphones, laptops and tablets, through in-built wireless technology on board.
Virgin Australia has announced a reciprocal codeshare and frequent flyer agreement with airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline. Available for sale today for travel from August 1st 2013, subject to government approval, Virgin Australia will codeshare on airberlin’s daily direct services from Abu Dhabi to Dusseldorf and Berlin.