Virgin Australia restructures fares

written by | May 24, 2011
(Seth Jaworski)

Virgin Australia has announced a restructure of its airfares, aimed at delivering “greater flexibility” and “better value” for customers travelling on the new-look airline.

Only three fare types will be now offered across Virgin Australia and Polynesian Blue flights – Saver, Flexi or Premium. No change will be made to V Australia fare types.

“With this new product offering we are able to deliver what every traveller wants – genuinely simple and easy to understand fares, the choice of what you want included and incredible value for money,” Virgin Australia’s group executive, Commercial, Liz Savage said in a statement.


The new fare restructure coincides with the opening of Virgin Australia’s new Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG) lounge in Melbourne and the announcement of a regional lounge in Mackay, which both feature free wi-fi/networking facilities, meeting areas and a number of beverage and refreshments for guests.  

Following is a summary of what each fare type offers:

* The cheapest fare, gives passenger the choice of pre-purchasing a check baggage allowance and the option to purchase in-flight entertainment and/or food and beverages on board. 
* Passenger will be able to cancel or change journey up to 24hrs before their scheduled departure (fees apply)

* Food and beverage package included in fare price
* Priority Check‐in at all major domestic and international airports
* Included checked baggage allowance of up to 23kg (32kg for Gold Velocity Members)
* Fare is fully‐flexible with no fees to change the time and date of your booking up to 24hrs after passenger’s scheduled departure


Premium (includes Premium Economy and Business Class where available)
Unlimited food and beverage
* Priority Check‐in
* Access to the Virgin Australia lounge and large checked baggage allowance.

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