Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines have announced they will expand their partnership enabling Australians to travel to Mexico. Customers of both airlines will now be able to fly from Australia to six different cities in Mexico on one ticket as part of the alliance’s continued commitment to strengthening its offering.
Virgin Australia today announced the appointment of Judith Crompton to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer.
For the first time, Tourism Australia, Virgin Australia and Etihad Airways have partnered on a national advertising campaign inviting British holidaymakers to travel on the Etihad Skypass. The £870,000 campaign, which runs UK-wide throughout May, uses Tourism Australia’s ‘There’s nothing like Australia’ global creative and includes multi-channel TV and online advertising, directing consumers to find out more on the official website.
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia announced today they will become the first airlines to offer a direct service between Perth and the New Zealand city of Christchurch in over 20 years. The twice weekly non-stop service will operate through the peak demand period from December 2013 until late April 2014.
Singapore Airlines has agreed to acquire another 9.9 per cent of Virgin Australia in a move that will increase its stake to 19.9 per cent. The stake will be acquired through the purchase of shares held by the Virgin Group.
Etihad Airways today heralded a successful first year of its equity alliance strategy, after a financial reporting season which saw each of the five airlines within the alliance – airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus and Etihad Airways – announce profitable performance. The airlines’ individual and collective results were boosted by a number of measures, including growing codeshare traffic between their networks, successful joint sales and marketing efforts, and a range of increasing business and cost synergies.
Virgin Australia today announced that it will commence flights between Brisbane and Bundaberg on 4 May 2013.
Virgin Australia has won regulatory approval from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to acquire regional carrier Skywest. Under the agreement, Skywest will become part of the Virgin Australia brand but will continue to operate under its current Air Operator Certificate with its own management team, based in Western Australia.
Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced a new full content agreement with Virgin Australia. Under the new agreement, Travelport-connected travel agents worldwide have access to Virgin Australia’s full published inventory, including both public and private fares. The new agreement takes immediate effect.
Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia have announced the expansion of their codeshare agreement to cover further destinations in Australia, Asia and Europe. Codesharing has been extended with immediate effect to all of Virgin Australia’s domestic destinations, offering SIA customers access to 32 Australian cities.
Virgin Australia has announced it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire 60 per cent of Tiger Airways Australia. Virgin will take the stake from Tiger Airways Holdings in a deal valued at AUD35 million.
Singapore Airlines is to acquire a ten per cent stake in Virgin Australia in an agreement that will further strengthen ties between the two partner airlines. The strategic stake will be acquired through a placement of new shares by Virgin Australia Holdings.