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Virgin Australia halts Tigerair ops; cuts 90% domestic capacity

Amid the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, Virgin Australia Group is reducing domestic capacity by 90% on top of the suspension of all international flying announced earlier. The group will ground 125 aircraft starting from the following week, the company announced on March 25, 2020. Tigerair Australia is suspending all domestic operations immediately. ...


AeroTime Team
Virgin Australia’s Boeing 737 begins disintegrating mid-flight

Virgin Australia had to abort the flight to Melbourne and return to its origin airport after surface cardboard material began peeling off from Boeing 737-800 wing during the climb phase. ...


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....


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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....