Virgin Australia Airlines is a part of the well-known Virgin group and was created in 2000 with the name of Virgin Blue. The airline started with just 2 aircraft, and now has more than 130 of them in its fleet. It prides itself on its on-time performance that it considers a top priority.
On-Board Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia operates out of its main hubs at Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. It partners with other airlines such as Air New Zealand, Delta Air Lines, Virgin America and many others to offer an extensive route map to its passengers. The carrier also offers some tailormade benefits to its corporate travelers.
The airline has been well recognized for its efforts in the aviation industry and some recent awards include
- ""Best Pacific Airline"" at the Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Travel Awards in October 2014
- ""Best Airline Staff Service"" in the Australia/Pacific region at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards
- Australia's ""Domestic Business Airline of the Year 2013"" at the Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards
Connectivity and Fleet Information
Passengers may make a Virgin Australia online booking to an extensive list of destinations all over Australia. It also flies to most other continents due to its partnerships with other airlines.
The fleet consists of Airbus, Boeing, ATR, Embraer and Fokker aircraft that it maintains in great condition in accordance with safety guidelines.
Services and Baggage Allowance
The Virgin Australia Airlines online check in is available for domestic travel, and passengers may use the service from the airline's website. For international flights, check-in is only possible at the airport and passengers must ensure that they are at the counters at least 90 minutes before their flight departure. It is advisable to check the status of your booking using the Virgin Australia Airlines PNR status before leaving for the airport.
Passengers could choose to travel in Business Class, Premium Economy or Economy Class with this airline, with some classes not available on shorter flights. Business Class offers travelers their own comfortable cabin space and the best in food and beverages. Premium Economy passengers could enjoy extra legroom, complimentary food and beverages, and in-flight entertainment. In Economy as well, passengers are assured comfortable seating and a good choice of food and beverages. For more details please contact the Virgin Australia Airlines Customer Care.
The Virgin Australia Airlines baggage allowance permits passengers to carry 7 kg of baggage on board the aircraft for international long-haul flights. Checked baggage may range from 1 bag of 23 kg in Economy, to 2 bags of 23 kg in Premium Economy and 3 bags of 32 kg in Business Class. For more information about what is allowed in the contents of the baggage and other details, please check this page.
Cleartrip: Runway for Virgin Australia Flights
Try using Cleartrip the next time you are looking for information about Virgin Australia flights, and you are sure to be surprized at the ease of planning your entire trip including hotel availability and deals. The mobile app offered by Cleartrip is another way to make your life simpler, with being able to access all the above data even when on the go.
Virgin Australia Airlines top sectors
They also have occasional flights from Cairns to Darwin, Darwin to Cairns and Perth to Christmas island flights. Find more route here -
Top Virgin Australia Routes
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