Australian airline and airport chiefs are seeing who can shout the loudest on charges, but like a lovers’ tiff, they will remain together long into the future, more by necessity than genuine love!

You can’t escape the noise in Australia on the subject of airport charges. Airlines claim they are unfair, airports claim they are essential to support…..

ACCC issues draft determination to authorise Virgin cooperation that will allow Virgin Australia to more closely cooperate with Virgin Atlantic

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft determination proposing to authorise Virgin Australia to more closely cooperate with Virgin Atlantic on…..

No1 Lounges launches third Australian facility with opening of My Lounge – Home of Virgin Australia in Brisbane

British airport lounge operator No1 Lounges has launched its latest airport lounge together with airline partner Virgin Australia at Brisbane airport’s international terminal. This is…..

Travelling with infants can be a struggle – Virgin Australia eases the pain by becoming the first to provide a baby baggage allowance

When travelling for business most corporate travellers are happy to be as far away from infants as possible, but most of them also travel with…..

Airlines to help in the design of Sydney’s new airport – an important input into the new city gateway

Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSA) has entered into memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the Qantas Group and Virgin Australia Group. The MoUs will…..

Samoa finds ‘determining its destiny’ comes with a heap of problems

When, in Oct-2017, Samoa terminated its arrangement with Virgin Australia to provide air services between Samoa and New Zealand, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr Sailele…..

Virgin Australia and the US market: 10 years and 4 million passengers but declining market share

Wednesday (27-Feb-2019) marks the tenth anniversary of long-haul services for Virgin Australia. The group took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER on 6-Feb-2009 and the…..

Virgin Australia trans-Tasman loads hit seven-year low following termination of its Air New Zealand alliance

Latest monthly metrics from Australia’s Department of Infrastructure and Transport reveal Virgin Australia’s load factor on trans-Tasman routes for Nov-2018 registered a sharp decline of…..

Virgin Australia launches new trans Tasman services in response to divorce with Air New Zealand

Virgin Australia has ramped up its New Zealand offer for Australians with two new routes launching across the Tasman. Its inaugural Melbourne-Queenstown flight departed on 28-Oct-2018 at…..

The collapse of the Air New Zealand-Virgin Australia partnership: good news for airports and consumers

Part 2. Rerouting Virgin on the Tasman When this matrimonial swap occurs later next month, on 27-Oct-2018, Virgin will be left very much up the…..

Virgin Australia 737 MAX 10s provide platform for capacity growth and lower unit costs

In late Aug-2018 Virgin Australia announced the conversion of 10 737 MAX 8 orders to the larger 737 MAX 10. Summary Virgin Australia has converted…..