Virgin Australia will regain full ownership of its Velocity Frequent Flyer loyalty program after selling a 35% stake to Affinity Equity Partners in 2014. Virgin will pay $700 million to buy back the stake in its profitable Velocity loyalty program - around double what Affinity paid for it five years ago. Virgin Australia yesterday confirmed to the ASX that the transaction is … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about Virgin, Virgin Velocity, and it's subsidiary Tiger Airways.
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The Virgin Australia Group has posted a $315.4 million loss for the 2018-19 financial year. It's the airline's seventh consecutive full-year loss. Virgin Australia's international operations and low-cost subsidiary Tigerair are particularly struggling. Virgin Australia lost $75 million on its international operations last financial year, following the end of its trans-Tasman … [Read more...]
There are three main aircraft types in the Virgin Australia fleet; the Boeing 737-800, Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 777-300ER. The Economy and Business class seats on each of these plane types are quite different. For example, Virgin Australia's Business class seats range from recliners to lie-flat beds. On the Boeing 777-300ER, which is used for flights to and from Los Angeles, … [Read more...]
Why pay full price for your next Virgin flight? Virgin Australia regularly releases discount codes that you can use to save money on airfares! These promo codes can save you up to 15% on flights operated by Virgin Australia. There are a few restrictions. Virgin Australia discount codes are only valid on certain routes, travel dates and fare categories. Some sale and … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia will bring back its seasonal flights from Newcastle to Auckland, despite filling just 54% of seats on the route last summer. In fact, Virgin Australia has announced a three-year deal with Newcastle Airport that will see the seasonal route running each summer until at least 2022. Virgin ran direct flights between Newcastle and Auckland for 13 weeks over last … [Read more...]