Virgin Australia: discount airfares Australia
Virgin Australia, previously known as Virgin Blue, is one of Australia's leading airlines, offering both low cost service as well as full service flights. Virgin Australia is an award winning airline that offers a genuine friendly in-flight atmosphere. The Virgin Australia Group, which includes Virgin Australia and V Australia, has proven to be one of Australia's most popular airlines offering cheap domestic flights and cheap international flights to New Zealand, cheap flights to Los Angeles and discount fares to Hong Kong.
On board Virgin Australia
Where Does Virgin Australia Fly?
Domestically, Brisbane based Virgin Australia flies to 31 destinations in Australia, including all capital cities and many other metropolitan centres. Virgin Australia has a particular focus on destinations in Queensland, with most of the coastline being accessible on the Virgin Australia network. Destinations include, but are not limited to Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Mackay, Fraser Coast, Hamilton Island, Rockhampton, and Coffs Harbour.
Virgin Australia, under the name of Pacific Blue, also flies to a handful of close nations, including New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tonga and Samoa. However the extended Virgin Group network gives Virgin customers access to the rest of the world.
Virgin Cheap Flights Special Services and Offers
Virgin Australia like most other major airlines has a rewards program for frequent fliers - Velocity Rewards. The rewards program allows members to redeem point in exchange for Virgin Australia and international flights, as well as selecting items from their online shopping service. Each dollar spent on Virgin Australia flights will accumulate 6 velocity points for you to use as you wish. There are no maximum reserved seating allocation for members redeeming points, so you can choose to go wherever and whenever you want without restriction.
Virgin Australia also has a 'Happy Hour' every day at 12pm, where special deals and cheap flights are abundant.
Award Winning Service from Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia continues to impress both passengers and organisations within the airline industry. Some of the more recent awards taken by Virgin Australia include:
- Best Low-Cost Airline (Australia/Pacific) in 2010 & 2008 Skytrax Awards
- Best Domestic Carrier, voted by members of Choice 2010 and 2009
- Best Domestic Airline voted by e-Travel Blackboard 2009
- Best Cabin Staff (Australia/New Zealand Category) 2008 Skytrax Awards
The Virgin Australia Aircraft Fleet
Virgin Australia flies with 5 different types of aircraft - the Boeing 737-700 & 737-800, Embraer 190 and Embraer 170, and they recently launched two wide-bodied A330-200 aircraft. These aircraft have proven to be safe and reliable allowing Virgin Australia to maintain an on-time performance level of above 85%.
Looking for Virgin Blue?
Virgin Blue changed their name to Virgin Australia in May 2011. So if you're looking for Virgin Blue or cheap Virgin Blue flights, you can now search for cheap Virgin Australia flights on travel.com.au instead.