Virgin Blue (now known as Virgin Australia
) flys to all capital cities and holiday spots, over 30 destinations in Australia alone.
Virgin Australia first began flying on 31/August/2000. Originally offering flights between Sydney and Brisbane, Virgin Blue airline now flys to all capital cities and tourist destinations.
Virgin Blue operates Boeing 737s, carrying between 144-180 passengers. Like Virgin Atlantic, they name their aircraft - the first was 'Brizzie Lizzie' as Virgin Blue are based in Brisbane. You could be flying in 'Betty Blue','Smurfette' and 'Smoochy Maroochy' to name just a few.
In 2004. Virgin Blue was Voted the 'Best Low-Cost Airline Asia-Pacific'and took second place for 'Best Low-Cost Airline Worldwide' in the Skytrax Airline of the Year 2004 Survey.
The new Virgin Australia has the luxurious Airbus 330 as its flagship for domestic business class.
What is behind the Qantas-Virgin row? - Yahoo!7 News
Qantas and Virgin Australia are currently engaged in a public battle over who is better off under the existing regulations that govern airlines in Australia, but what is the context to the dispute? A recent capital raising from Virgin, and the announcement by ...
Qantas needs to defend its domestic market share by raising capital - The Australian
With Qantas having foreshadowed losses of $250 million to $300m in the first half of this financial year, its first interim loss since its privatisation, it could be argued that with no profits to optimise, he should stop matching Virgin Australia's capacity rises on a 2:1 ...
Twitter: From user 'Alana Green'
@Virgin_Victoria Virgin australia. They cancelled all flights out of Sydney due to low crew- apparently they have gone on strike
Qantas 'effectively' too big to fail, Chris Bowen says - Sydney Morning Herald
... it stares down the barrel of massive losses. It's blamed the strong Australian dollar, high fuel costs and Virgin Australia ";distorting"; the market, and says ";government action"; will be key in enabling it to keep competing on a level playing field. Advertisement ...
Twitter: From user 'Peter'
I'm at T3 (Domestic - Virgin Australia & Regional Express) Terminal (Tullamarine, VIC) w/ 8 others http://t.co/DEfSIVwi7M
Twitter: From user 'Josh'
@TyRodneyJames aww flying Virgin Australia where you belong 😘
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Besieged Qantas plays patriotism card - The Australian
QANTAS has made a defiant attempt to use its status as an Australian icon to offset the damage caused by its massive profit downgrade and its muddled campaign against Virgin Australia. The airline is trying to soothe passengers and staff -- worried about its ...
Qantas to study Woolley lease bid - The Australian
Qantas remains in discussions with the federal government on what it sees as ";an uneven playing field"; in the local aviation sector, with bitter rival Virgin Australia's losses underwritten by three of Qantas's international competitors -- Singapore Airlines, Etihad ...
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http://t.co/4aN2s0r0Uk #news #infos #infosAU #Australia | What is behind the Qantas-Virgin row? - ABC Online http://t.co/9atB7LsV18