Tag: Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia could swap B737 MAX 10s for MAX 8s amid Boeing delays

Virgin Australia could swap B737 MAX 10s for MAX 8s amid Boeing delays

Virgin Australia is said to be considering plans to swap its Boeing 737 MAX 10 orders with the smaller MAX 8 variant, amid increasing uncertainty over the MAX 10’s certification. It is understood the airline’s order for 25 MAX 10s includes options for a conversion to other variants, The Austr...

Virgin Australia increases regional network through Link Airways partnership

Virgin Australia has announced a new codeshare partnership with regional airline, Link Airways, which will increase Virgin Australia’s footprint in regional Australia by 45%. 17 new regional codeshare services operated by Link Airways – the equivalent of 90 flights per week – will be added ...

Virgin Australia expands long-term partnership with Sabre

Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, has strengthened and expanded its relationship with Virgin Australia to allow the carrier to deliver improved retailing capability while supporting its growth objectives. Through Sabre's scalable...

United and Virgin Australia to Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride on Flight from San Francisco to Sydney

United Airlines is partnering with Virgin Australia to connect U.S. travelers to the world's largest celebration of Pride in Sydney with a special flight staffed entirely by members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. Departing on Wednesday, February 22 from San Francisco International Airp...

Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia Celebrate New Strategic Partnership

Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia, have officially commenced a strategic partnership that significantly expands the networks, lounges and loyalty programs of both airlines, bringing substantial benefits and new destinations to travellers. Announced in May 2022, the partnership opens seamless tra...

Menzies Aviation secures significant air cargo and ground services contracts across Australia and New Zealand

Menzies Aviation, the global aviation logistics specialist, has renewed and won several key contracts with airlines across Australia and New Zealand including China Airlines, Fiji Airways, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways and Air Calin. Menzies has renewed its ground services contract with China Ai...

Etihad Engineering awarded Boeing 737 heavy maintenance contract

Etihad Engineering, one of the world’s leading aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services provider based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has been awarded a heavy maintenance contract by Virgin Australia for its Boeing 737 fleet. The scope of the contract covers heavy maintena...

Hrdlicka rings in changes at Virgin as top execs exit

By Lucas Baird, afr.com Virgin Australia has lost three key executives as new boss Jayne Hrdlicka resets her leadership team after the airline's coronavirus-enforced administration process. Chief financial officer Keith Neate – who only started with Virgin in 2019 – is the most significan...

Virgin Atlantic seeking Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the US

Virgin Atlantic seeking Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the US

Virgin Atlantic filed for bankruptcy in New York on Tuesday. While it scrambles to finalize a rescue plan with the aid of the UK court system the airline is seeking  protection under chapter 15 of the US bankruptcy code, which allows a foreign debtor to shield assets in the country. It is the s...

Virgin Australia Enters Voluntary Administration

Virgin Australia Enters Voluntary Administration

Virgin Australia Holdings Limited has entered voluntary administration to recapitalise the business and help ensure it emerges in a stronger financial position on the other side of the COVID-19 crisis. The Group’s Board of Directors has appointed Vaughan Strawbridge, John Greig, Sal Algeri and...

Virgin Australia: Response To Media Reporting

Virgin Australia: Response To Media Reporting

Virgin Australia acknowledges reporting in The Australian yesterday and confirms it continues to explore a range of options to manage through the COVID-19 crisis, including requesting financial support from the Australian Government in the order of $1.4bn as part of a broader industry support packa...

Virgin Australia changes to its Boeing 737 Max order

Virgin Australia changes to its Boeing 737 Max order

Virgin Australia has reached an agreement with Boeing to restructure its Boeing 737 Max aircraft deliveries. The airline has restructured its order book, deferring delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max aircraft from November 2019 to July 2021 and converting an additional 15 of its 737 MAX 8 aircr...

Virgin Australia Group appoints Paul Scurrah as CEO and MD

Virgin Australia Group appoints Paul Scurrah as CEO and MD

Virgin Australia Holdings Limited has appointed Paul Scurrah as chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) of the Virgin Australia Group. Most recently, he has held CEO roles at DP World Australia and Queensland Rail, as well as executive general management roles at Aurizon, Flight ...

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