Articles Tagged ‘Virgin Australia’

Virgin Australia recommences seasonal services between Coffs Harbour and Melbourne

Virgin Australia recommences seasonal services between Coffs Harbour and Melbourne

Coffs Harbour Airport has welcomed back the Virgin Australia service between Coffs Harbour and Melbourne. Up to seven services per week will operate between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour between 18 November 2021 and 25 April 2022, providing more than 20,000 seats.

Virgin Australia launches historic Launceston-Perth route

Virgin Australia launches historic Launceston-Perth route

Northern Tasmania now has unprecedented access to Western Australia. Virgin Australia launched non-stop flights from Launceston to Perth on 5 November 2021. Launceston Airport celebrated with a spectacular cake, winning anna.aero’s prestigious Cake of the Week prize.

Launceston Airport celebrates Virgin Australia launch to Adelaide with spectacular cake

Launceston Airport celebrates Virgin Australia launch to Adelaide with spectacular cake

Virgin Australia has begun operating the first direct flights between Adelaide and Launceston in more than 20 years, with the inaugural service launched on 7 September 2021. Launceston Airport celebrated the route launch with a spectacular cake.


Adelaide Airport awarded Cake of the Week for new Virgin Australia route to Launceston

Adelaide Airport awarded Cake of the Week for new Virgin Australia route to Launceston

The Adelaide-Launceston route is one of Adelaide’s top unserved domestic routes and Adelaide Airport was excited to welcome Virgin Australia’s introduction of a three per week service on this unserved route on 7 September 2021. Virgin Australia will be operating to the ‘Apple Isle’ every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Rex puts Sydney - Melbourne on sale with NINE daily flights

Rex puts Sydney – Melbourne on sale with NINE daily flights

Rex will have 58 flights each way using B737-800s in its first week, a huge number for new entrant in core markets. We look at what’s happening and why.

Canberra – EIGHT new routes, including THREE starting this week

Canberra – EIGHT new routes, including THREE starting this week

Canberra has eight new routes this summer. Hobart was Australia’s third-largest unserved domestic market in 2019; it’ll now have not one but two carriers.


Brisbane opens new runway as plan to double passengers to 50 million

Brisbane opens new runway as plan to double passengers to 50 million

Brisbane has welcomed its new runway, which is crucial for future growth. In recent years, its international seats have grown significantly. Where’s next?

Virgin Australia, world's 50th largest airline, enters voluntary administration

Virgin Australia, world’s 50th largest airline, enters voluntary administration

Today, 21 April, Virgin Australia entered voluntary administration.  With its domestic network core for its EBIT, we look at its network and prospects.

IATA Slots in Brisbane nears; key unserved Australia routes revealed

IATA Slots in Brisbane nears; key unserved Australia routes revealed

Top-20 domestic routes in Australia have 1m+ indirect passengers a year. Canberra stands out and Canberra – Hobart leads with the strongest fare/mile.


Like rugby, only less competitive: how the key Australia-New Zealand market has changed

Like rugby, only less competitive: how the key Australia-New Zealand market has changed

World Routes 2019 is about to begin, so it’s a great time to look at the Australia-New Zealand market. It has been growing, but 1.3 million seats were removed by both Emirates and AirAsia X. Air New Zealand is the leading operator by seats, aided by a strong use of wide-bodies. 23 routes are operated […]

Passengers on the up 'Down Under'; Australian scheduled traffic grows 3.1% in 2017, international increase outpacing domestic demand

Passengers on the up ‘Down Under’; Australian scheduled traffic grows 3.1% in 2017, international increase outpacing domestic demand

Nearly 100 million scheduled travellers passed through Australia’s airports in 2017, a 3.1% increase on the previous year and 35% up on 2008 levels. Nick Preston examines the latest network trends from the land down under, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.

Wellington boost; passenger numbers pass 6.0 million barrier in 2017, domestic destinations dominate

Wellington boost; passenger numbers pass 6.0 million barrier in 2017, domestic destinations dominate

Wellington Airport has seen a steady increase in traffic in recent years. In 2017 it handled 6.1 million passengers, a 2.6% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston explores air service developments from the facility serving New Zealand’s capital, including its leading airlines, routes and country markets.