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Virgin Australia Inks Agreement With Link Airways.

Virgin Australia has signed an exclusive agreement with Link Airways to restart Sydney to Canberra, Australia services. Flights will commence from 30 January 2022. They will operate 53 times per week, adding up to 16,250 seats between the two cities each month.    The route — which was first paused in April 2020 at the height of the pandemic — will be operated using Link Airways’ Saab 340B+ aircraft and crew, with up to 9 flights per weekday available to…

Virgin Australia Rebounds One Year After Relaunch

One year after new owners Bain Capital took charge, Virgin Australia expanded its fleet and is looking forward to restarting normal operations as border restrictions ease. In April 2020, Australia’s second-largest airline went into voluntary administration. The effects of the pandemic took their toll on the airline’s finances, and it…

Wagga Wagga: Home to Regional Express and the Royal Australian…

Wagga Wagga may be a small regional city in New South Wales, Australia, but it has a much bigger role to play in Australian aviation. The airport itself is only ranked 33rd busiest in Australia with just over 200,000 passengers, according to 2018-2019 statistics. However, the airfield is home to…

Bonza Attempts to Gain Traction in Australian Market

Australia will have a new low cost carrier next year. Subject to regulatory approval, the new airline will start selling tickets in early 2022. According to the new airline's website, customers can expect to fly on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, meaning they can offer ulta-low prices while reducing carbon footprint. The…

Virgin Australia Adds Nine Boeing 737-800s

Earlier this year, Virgin Australia announced that it will be enhancing its services by adding 10 Boeing 737-800s to its fleet. In the latest announcement, the airline has finalized the deal and confirmed nine Boeing 737-800s will have joined its fleet by October. Virgin Australia said the additional aircraft reflected…

Virgin Australia Expands Its Workforce Again

Virgin Australia has revealed its expansion scheme by hiring new employees and enhancing its domestic services in July. The airline says it will create 250 new jobs over the coming months, which will include pilots, baggage handlers and specialist IT and technical services staff. “Growing confidence in the community, thanks…

Qantas, Virgin Australia Benefit From Latest Australian Stimulus Package

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, announced a 1.2 billion Australian dollar ($920 million) stimulus package, targeted at the tourism sector of Australia.  As part of the stimulus plan, the Australian government plans to subsidize 800,000 flights at half price, to encourage domestic air travel in Australia.…

Australia and New Zealand Travel Bubble Is On The Horizon

Australia's aviation industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as the demand for domestic travel has been surging. Meanwhile, the travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia is on the horizon as New Zealand gave the green light to launch the corridor in early 2021, however,…

Virgin Australia Prepares For Upcoming Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching, and despite COVID-19, more passengers continue to consider air travel for leisure and participation in the holiday festivities. Virgin Australia officially announced its schedule ahead of the upcoming holiday season — when travel demand usually sees massive peaks — introducing flight resumptions and expanded frequencies for…

Once a Brand Feature, Virgin Australia Begins Reducing Domestic Sports…

While the original goal was to create a large brand image, Virgin Australia’s 2020 might have caused the airline to give up most of its ground on capturing sports fans in its home country. The airline had spent most of the mid-2010s pursuing majority sponsor agreements across the Australian Football…