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  1. keithplya9

    keithplya9 Junior Member

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    So on the Virgin Australia wiki page it says that its adding new routes to Tokyo and Seoul in about 6 months. But when I try to Google it I find nothing. Is this true? and if so what planes will they be using? They can't fly a 737 to Tokyo can they?
     

  2. TomVexille

    TomVexille Enthusiast

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    I don't see it happening
     
  3. keithplya9

    keithplya9 Junior Member

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    Yeah thats what I'm thinking. When i saw it on their wiki page i even checked the Seoul Airport wiki page and it says that Virgin will start flying there.... but i guess anyone can post to Wiki, so its possible someone just added it for ****s
     
  4. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    They will have spare A330 cap by then, I note Singapore is listed, that's been coming for longer than the DRW lounge.
     
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  5. williamsf1

    williamsf1 Established Member

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    sure it is not referring to codeshare ?
     
  6. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    It specifically mentions excluding code shares, of course the person doing the edit could have missed that.
     
  7. keithplya9

    keithplya9 Junior Member

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    yeah positive. Wiki doesn't show destinations of codeshares.


    Virgin Australia destinations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    But yeah I'm pretty sure its not happening now. It was on the destination list for the Sydney airport wiki page and the Seoul airport wiki page as well.... but now both of those have been taken down. so I'm sure someone just jumped the gun in reporting that when it wasn't true
     
  8. misterchan

    misterchan Junior Member

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    What are the chances of this, given their recent strengthening of ties with SQ? More competition on SYD-SIN would be great...
     
  9. VA were looking at it 5 years ago around the time Junkstar decided Hawaii was better. Also they launched a global map at the time ....with a flight path to Japan. Who knows? Maybe.
     
  10. moa999

    moa999 Senior Member

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    And already edited out.

    For what its worth the destinations were added on 15-May by a non-Wikipedia member (always a sign of bad info)

    And from an IP in the Phillipines.

    Thinks its safe to let this thread die.
     
  11. Ric

    Ric Active Member

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    Saw this at KUL yesterday afternoon.......is this a new destination?
    Must admit that I was somewhat surprised and excited.
    ...or can someone explain what's that plane doing at KUL?

    virgin australia.jpg
     
  12. vitagen

    vitagen Established Member

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    Maintenance?
     
  13. Ric

    Ric Active Member

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    Maintenance at the gate?
     
  14. Dom Fortey

    Dom Fortey Intern

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    Yep wet lease for Etihad, so VA flight and Cabin Crew flying under a EY flight number
     
  15. Ric

    Ric Active Member

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    Ah! That explains it. Thought for a moment that that are expanding their international destinations!
     
  16. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    I don't know the answer to that question but what I do know is I have been searching on Skyscanner for CNX-SYD for travel in April 2015. One of the options is CNX-KUL on Air Asia and KUL-SYD on Virgin Australia. I didn't look at the details of who is operating the flight but it was there.
     
  17. bullerdude

    bullerdude Established Member

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    VA have codeshare flight numbers on Singapore and Silk Air between AUS and KUL - perhaps it was that?
     
  18. defurax

    defurax Established Member

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    It was VH-VPF operating EY418 AUH-KUL.
     
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