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Zivile Zalagenaite
Tigerair to retire 2 Airbus A320 in shift to all Boeing 737 fleet

Tigerair Australia will retire two of its fourteen Airbus A320-200 by mid-2020, Virgin Australia, its parent company, announced on November 6, 2019. The retirement is part of continuous effort to “be focused on transitioning” to an all-Boeing 737 fleet. The airline currently has six 737-800s....


AeroTime Team
Virgin Australia reports loss for 7th year in row, plans job cuts

Virgin Australia Group, the parent company of the second largest airline in Australia, has reported $315.4 million loss within the last year, making it the seventh consecutive year of losses. To deal with increasing “headwinds”, such as rising fuel prices and currency exchange rates, the company is continuing with cost savings that include 750 job cuts. ...


Merve Kara
Turkish Airlines denies claims about Virgin Australia stake

Turkish Airlines denies reports that it plans to acquire a 20% stake in Virgin Australia Holdings.  ...


AeroTime Team
Airbus working on A320 software fix, Australian TSB says

Airbus is working on the A320 software update after Virgin Australia Regional Airlines’ close-call near Perth (Australia) in 2015. The update concerns alert priority in times when pilots receive multiple alerts and high workload, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)....


Ruta Burbaite
Virgin Australia protests against Qantas-Cathay HK flights

Fueled by strong demand for travel between Australia and Asia, the competition over flights to Hong Kong has been heating up at home between the flag carrier Qantas and Virgin’s Australian brand for a while now....


AeroTime Team
Virgin Australia performs meditation flight

On October 11, 2018, Virgin Australia flew a dedicated meditation flight (VA9002) from/to Sydney, Australia. An hour-long affair was dedicated to promote mindfulness living, as well as aid anxious travelers....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Virgin Australia scraps privatization plans, offers share buyback

On February 27, 2018, news emerged that Virgin Australia decided it will not privatize, despite its shrinking trade and share price decline, ending speculations of a buyout by its major shareholders....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Air New Zealand & Virgin Australia boost Brisbane-Auckland route

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia announced changes to one of their key alliance routes driven by an improved demand outlook....


Oleg Volkov
Virgin Australia to improve terminal at Melbourne Airport

On December 4, Virgin Australia unveiled plans for a comprehensive redevelopment of its domestic terminal at Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 3 over the next three years....


AeroTime Team
Virgin Australia awards cargo sales agreement to Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will continue to provide international long-haul cargo sales and management for Virgin Australia...