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Virgin Australia marks 10 years of int’l service

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 29, 2014
Virgin Australia celebrated 10 years on Int'l services on January 29. (Rob Finlayson)
Virgin Australia has marked 10 years of international services. (Rob Finlayson)

Virgin Australia has marked the 10th anniversary of its first international flight, DJ007 between Christchurch and Brisbane on January 29 2004, by announcing eight new codeshare agreements.

The new codeshares are with Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines on services to Seattle, Boston, Zurich, Minsk, Medina, Rome, Athens and Brunei.

“Over the past 10 years, we have operated over 100,000 international flights, carrying around 15 million passengers,” chief commercial officer Judith Crompton said in a statement. “Our strategy of flying into key international hubs and creating a virtual global network with our alliance partners has brought significant benefits for consumers and for our business.”

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3 Comments

  • Branko

    says:

    I believe you meant to say ‘Etihad Airways’ instead of ‘Emirates Airline’.

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Yep, fixed thanks.
      Cheers
      Andrew

  • andrew

    says:

    Great milestone from (in my experience) a great airline..

    My only gripe is that I still can’t book a flight from Abu Dhabi to Australia on their web site. Can book a code share flight through Etihad, however I can’t access a premium economy seat (Etihad don’t have premium economy) so I end up using someone else!!

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Virgin Australia marks 10 years of int’l service

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 29, 2014
Virgin Australia celebrated 10 years on Int'l services on January 29. (Rob Finlayson)
Virgin Australia has marked 10 years of international services. (Rob Finlayson)

Virgin Australia has marked the 10th anniversary of its first international flight, DJ007 between Christchurch and Brisbane on January 29 2004, by announcing eight new codeshare agreements.

The new codeshares are with Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines on services to Seattle, Boston, Zurich, Minsk, Medina, Rome, Athens and Brunei.

“Over the past 10 years, we have operated over 100,000 international flights, carrying around 15 million passengers,” chief commercial officer Judith Crompton said in a statement. “Our strategy of flying into key international hubs and creating a virtual global network with our alliance partners has brought significant benefits for consumers and for our business.”

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3 Comments

  • Branko

    says:

    I believe you meant to say ‘Etihad Airways’ instead of ‘Emirates Airline’.

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Yep, fixed thanks.
      Cheers
      Andrew

  • andrew

    says:

    Great milestone from (in my experience) a great airline..

    My only gripe is that I still can’t book a flight from Abu Dhabi to Australia on their web site. Can book a code share flight through Etihad, however I can’t access a premium economy seat (Etihad don’t have premium economy) so I end up using someone else!!

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Virgin Australia marks 10 years of int’l service

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 29, 2014
Virgin Australia celebrated 10 years on Int'l services on January 29. (Rob Finlayson)
Virgin Australia has marked 10 years of international services. (Rob Finlayson)

Virgin Australia has marked the 10th anniversary of its first international flight, DJ007 between Christchurch and Brisbane on January 29 2004, by announcing eight new codeshare agreements.

The new codeshares are with Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines on services to Seattle, Boston, Zurich, Minsk, Medina, Rome, Athens and Brunei.

“Over the past 10 years, we have operated over 100,000 international flights, carrying around 15 million passengers,” chief commercial officer Judith Crompton said in a statement. “Our strategy of flying into key international hubs and creating a virtual global network with our alliance partners has brought significant benefits for consumers and for our business.”

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Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

3 Comments

  • Branko

    says:

    I believe you meant to say ‘Etihad Airways’ instead of ‘Emirates Airline’.

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Yep, fixed thanks.
      Cheers
      Andrew

  • andrew

    says:

    Great milestone from (in my experience) a great airline..

    My only gripe is that I still can’t book a flight from Abu Dhabi to Australia on their web site. Can book a code share flight through Etihad, however I can’t access a premium economy seat (Etihad don’t have premium economy) so I end up using someone else!!

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