Virgin Australia to introduce carrier charge on all Velocity Reward seats

    Virgin Australia announced (16-Oct-2018) plans to introduce a carrier charge for bookings made on or after 01-Jan-2019 to cover ongoing associated costs of Velocity Reward Seats. The charges will be introduced on all Virgin Australia services and on Delta Air Lines codeshare operated Sydney-Los Angeles service. “This is in line with local industry practice and Velocity still remains very competitive and well below the price charged by our competitors for domestic flights”, Virgin Australia stated. The charges range from AUD3.50 (USD2.50) for a domestic economy booking to AUD230 (USD164) for long haul business class.