Virgin Blue fleet expansion

Discussion in 'Virgin Australia Velocity' started by Yada Yada, Oct 27, 2006.

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  1. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    #1 Yada Yada, Oct 27, 2006
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2006
    I thought that the following thread on the Flyertalk forums was worthy of mention here on AFF:
    OT - Possible Imminent DJ Aircraft Order

    Essentially, it is suggesting that Virgin Blue are about to announce they are purchasing 20 new Embraer aircraft. These are smaller jets - the E170 has 70-78 seats and the E190 has 98-106 seats, all in 2+2 config (more info on these planes here).

    If true, this would be exciting news for Aussie travellers. :D

    Edit: Just found the following artlice relating to this:

    Interesting times...
     

  2. NM

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    Its now confirmed. They have ordered 11 x Embraer E190 and 3 x Embraer E170 aircraft and optioned a further 6 aircraft.
     
  3. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    How cool is this! Wide seats in a 2+2 config. Can't wait. :D
     
  4. StevePER

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    They had an E190 at SYD yesterday lunchtime... looked great! Apparently there were Brazilian dancers as well, but we missed out on seeing them. :(
     
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