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Virgin Australia confirms Melbourne – Hong Kong flights

Mar 21, 2017 No Comments by

Virgin Australia has announced its new Hong Kong flights will operate non-stop from Melbourne Tullamarine airport. The flights are scheduled to commence from 05 July 2017 initially five times weekly in collaboration with the HNA Group of airlines such as Hong Kong Airlines. VA will use two-class configured Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Virgin’s arrival on this […]

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Cathay Pacific looks set to add Christchurch

Feb 21, 2017 No Comments by

Cathay Pacific is likely to announce service to Christchurch, New Zealand. This would be the carrier’s second station in New Zealand after Auckland. According to sources at Cathay Pacific, the new service from Hong Kong to Christchurch would be season operating from October to March during the Southern Hemisphere summer. Flights will operate four times […]

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Virgin Australia confirms flights to Hong Kong

Feb 17, 2017 No Comments by

Virgin Australia has confirmed it will operate Airbus A330 services from Australia to Hong Kong starting in middle of 2017. It has not yet been announced from which Australian city these new services will operate from at this time. Flights will be operated in collaboration with the airlines of VA shareholder HNA Aviation Group. These […]

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Tigerair Australia permanently cancels all Bali flights

Feb 03, 2017 No Comments

Tigerair Australia has communicated that it will permanently discontinue its Australia to Denpasar Bali flights. Virgin Australia’s wholly owned subsidiary was forced to suspend flights earlier in January at the request of the Indonesian authorities due to licencing issues. Tigerair used Virgin Australia 737 aircraft for the services from Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to Australia. […]

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Virgin Australia to fly Perth – Abu Dhabi with A330s

Sep 20, 2016 No Comments

Virgin Australia has announced it will deploy its A330s on international services for the first time. Effective 09 June 2017, VA will operate A330s thrice weekly between Perth and Abu Dhabi in partnership with Etihad’s existing daily 787-9 services on this route. There will also be further changes to Virgin Australia’s international network. The carrier’s […]

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Air New Zealand sells Virgin Australia stake to China’s Nanshan Group

Jun 10, 2016 No Comments

Air New Zealand has sold a 19.98% stake  it holds in Virgin Australia to China’s Nanshan Group. This in effect offloads virtually most of Air NZ’s stake in Virgin Australia as reported in The Australian (10 June 2016). Under the deal, which remains subject to regulatory approvals, the shares have been sold at a value of AUD […]

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Virgin Australia goes “all inclusive” on domestic flights

Apr 15, 2015 No Comments

Effective today 15 April 2015, the domestic product and service disparity between Virgin Australia and its rival QANTAS will greatly narrow. Virgin Australia will now include food, checked baggage and entertainment on all domestic Australian services. Previously, Virgin Australia still offer “low cost carrier” attributes on domestic services such as additional charges for check luggage […]

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Virgin Australia adds Tamworth

Mar 05, 2015 No Comments

Virgin Australia will add Tamworth to its Australian domestic network from 25 May 2015. The carrier will fly from Sydney to Tamworth six times weekly with ATR-72 aircraft. The Sydney – Tamworth market is presently served exclusively by QANTAS Link services. Virgin Australia’s entry into this market will effectively end a monopoloy on this route.

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Etihad adds second daily flight to Melbourne

Dec 22, 2014 No Comments

Etihad Airways will increase capacity and services to Melbourne, Australia with the addition of a second daily flight from its Abu Dhabi hub. Effective 02 August 2015, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will add a Boeing 777-300ER configured in three classes on the Abu Dhabi – Melbourne segment. This flight will complement […]

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ALITALIA likely to resume Australian services

Dec 01, 2014 No Comments

ALITALIA (AZ)  is tipped to return to Australian skies from late 2015. Etihad Airways (EY), which holds a 49% stake in the Italy’s national airline, will like use ALITALIA as the platform with to expand services to Australia in order to overcome capacity limitations under present bi-laterals. AZ last regularly served Australia until 1998 – […]

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