All posts tagged "Virgin Australia"

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    Tourism Australia, Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia Promotion

    A lively evening of information, quiz and craic was hosted by Etihad Airways, Tourism Australia and Virgin...

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    Etihad to Commence Perth Flights Next July

    Etihad Airways will commence flights to Perth, Western Australia, on 15th July 2014. The airline will offer six weekly flights from Dublin to Perth with seamless connections at its Abu Dhabi hub.  The Abu Dhabi – Perth sector will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 262 seats in two classes...

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    Etihad Increases Stake in Virgin Australia

    Etihad Airways has confirmed that its equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings has now reached 19.9%. This...

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    Etihad and Equity Partners Report Successful 2012

    Etihad Airways today heralded a successful first year of its equity alliance strategy, after a financial reporting season that saw each of the five airlines within the alliance – airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus and Etihad Airways – announce profitable performance. The airlines’ individual and collective results were boosted by...

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    ACCC Approves Virgin Australia Acquisition of Skywest

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved Virgin Australia’s proposed acquisition of regional carrier Skywest. Skywest will become part of the Virgin Australia brand but will continue to operate under its current Air Operator Certificate with its own management team, based in Western Australia. This will enable Virgin Australia to fast-track...

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    Travelport / Virgin Australia Full Content Agreement

    Travelport has signed a new full content agreement with Virgin Australia (VA). Under the new agreement, Travelport-connected travel agents worldwide have access to Virgin Australia’s full published inventory, including public and private fares. The new agreement takes immediate effect. “It is significantly more efficient having access to full VA inventory in Galileo,” said...

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    Etihad Cleared to Buy More of Virgin Australia

    Etihad Airways has welcomed the decision by the Australian Government to allow the airline to increase its equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings to a maximum of 10%. Etihad Airways currently has a 4.99% stake in Virgin Australia, acquired earlier this year, and had applied to the Foreign Investment Review Board to...

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    Etihad Confirms Stake in Virgin Australia

    Etihad Airways has confirmed that it has acquired a 4.99% stake in Virgin Australia Holdings. The stake has been built over recent weeks, through purchases on the open market. Etihad Airways believes that this equity investment in Virgin Australia’s domestic operations significantly strengthens the 10-year strategic partnership forged by the two carriers...

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    Virgin Australia Commences Sydney – Darwin Flights

    Virgin Australia has launched its new daily Sydney – Darwin service using a B737-800 named ‘Mindil Beach’ after Darwin’s iconic beach. The flight departs Sydney at 09.40, arriving in Darwin at 13.50. The return service departs Darwin at 14.40, arriving in Sydney at 19.25. Merren McArthur, Group Executive of Alliances, Network and...

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    Virgin Airlines Link Frequent Flyer Programmes

    Members of Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club, Virgin America’s Elevate and Virgin Australia’s Velocity loyalty schemes can now earn and redeem miles and status points when flying with either of the other two airlines. Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic, said: “The enhanced frequent flyer programme allows us to offer even greater...

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    Virgin Australia Launches Business Class in Australia

    Virgin Australia has launched Business Class on most domestic routes across the country, giving travellers in Australia choice in Business Class for the first time in over a decade. The offering includes new premium cabins with luxury leather seating and generous recline, a gourmet food and beverage service, as well as complimentary...