Virgin Australia is also known as Virgin Australia Airlines Pvt Ltd which is one of the largest airlines in Australia and has the largest fleet size under the brand Virgin. Earlier the airline was started in the name Virgin Blue which was later renamed as Virgin Australia in the year 2011 which brought many new changes in the airlines like the introduction of new aircraft, new uniforms, new in-flight menu cards. Virgin Australia to compete with Qantas had acquired many wide-bodied aircraft. The official website is registered aswww.VirginAustralia.com which has got all the major information about the airline.
Virgin Australia was found in the year 2000 and commenced its services from August 31st, 2000. Initially, when the airline had just started, it was operating with two aircraft on a single route. Like the airline, Ansett Australia collapsed in September 2001, Virgin Australia suddenly became one of the major airlines. The time when Virgin Australia was started was very fortunate as it got a chance to cover the entire domestic market of Australia. The airline started its operations with two aircraft which were Boeing 737.
Virgin Australia History
Virgin Australia was found by Richard Branson, a British Businessman who is also the founder of the Virgin Group. The hubs of Virgin Australia are in Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Virgin Blue was renamed as Virgin Australia on 4th May 2011 at the same time the airline brought forward it's new aircraft Airbus A330. Premium Economy in Virgin Australia was announced later in the year 2008. The airline targets business and corporate customers. The airline has expanded itself to all the cities of Australia and numerous holiday destinations. As the airline started growing and expanding it started replacing its old Boeing aircraft with the new ones the fuel efficiencies of which are greater.
Virgin Australia Overview
The fleet of Virgin Australia now consists of both Airbus and Boeing to cover all its sectors. The total fleet size of the airline is about 102 and the company's tagline is This is how we fly which brings about a change in the experience of flying for the passengers. The parent company of Virgin Australia is Virgin Australia Holdings. The flight also provides inflight entertainment for its passengers since December 2006 which was initially only introduced in Boeing 737 aircraft which was later even announced for Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Virgin Australia Destinations and Hubs
The headquarters of Virgin Australia is situated in Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland. The no. of different destinations that Virgin Australia covers are Adelaide, Albany, Albury, Ayers Rock, Alice Springs, Ballina, Brisbane, Broom, Bundaberg, Busselton, Derby, Emerald,
Gladstone, Gold Coast, Hamilton Island, Hobart, Melbourne, Newman, Onslow, Perth,
Sydney, Tamworth, Hong Kong, Queenstown, Wellington, Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles, Port Vila, etc. The hubs are situated in Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, while the focus cities for Virgin Australia are Adelaide, Gold Coast and Perth.
Virgin Australia Speciality
The frequent flyer program of Virgin Australia is known as Velocity which was announced in the year 2005. The program gained immense popularity in the next 9 years and had a total of 4 million members. Velocity is different from that of the other frequent flyer program as the points earned does not depend upon the distance covered rather the points earned depends upon the fare of the flight tickets. The program is introduced with several levels namely red, silver and gold.
Virgin Australia Baggage Allowance
The baggage allowance in Virgin Australia for the Economy Class should not weigh more than 7 kgs and the size of the baggage should be 48 × 34 × 23 CM while the check-in baggage is chargeable. Business Class passengers can bring in two baggage of the same weight and dimensions as mentioned above. If the baggage weighs more than 7 kgs then the same would be considered as check-in baggage and would be on a chargeable basis. Passengers carrying infants can carry a separate bag for the infant for the child's belongings.
Virgin Australia Food & Beverages
The food and beverages offered inflight vary according to the different classes. The Economy Class and in all the domestic flights the passengers are given complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Complimentary Beer and Wine are offered for the evening flights between 5 PM and 7 PM. The Business Class passengers enjoy the benefit of a sophisticated menu created by an Australian Chef Luke Mangan which includes all the three meals including the lunch and dinner which are prepared by the crew on board.
Virgin Australia Bookings
The tickets for Virgin Australia can be easily booked online. The passengers can easily book their flight tickets online through the website, where a passenger can also request for any special services required as per his preference.
Virgin Australia Classes
Virgin Australia has three classes namely Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class.
- The major difference between the three classes is that the food and beverages offered during the flight are different and the seats in the Business Class recline more and are more comfortable as compared to the Premium Economy and Economy Class.
- The seats in the Premium Class provides more leg space to the passengers.
It's very easy to claim Virgin Australia cancellation and Virgin Australia refund call direct phone number of +61 7 3295 3000 or visit official site https://www.virginaustralia.com/eu/en/_cookiesAcceptance/ manage bookings. You may have the option to refund or cancellation.