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.
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.