Virgin Australia is currently running wide-body Airbus A330s with lie-flat Business Class seats between Australia and Fiji. Flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Nadi currently use Airbus A330s on Saturdays, while the Brisbane-Nadi route is graced by Virgin’s A330 on Sundays.
Flying the Virgin Australia A330 to Fiji is a nicer experience than flying the usual narrow-body Boeing 737s on this route. Economy passengers can enjoy a more spacious 2-4-2 seating layout and seat-back in-flight entertainment. And for those in the pointy end, Virgin’s lie-flat “the business” suites on the A330 are a serious upgrade from the Boeing 737 recliner seats!
The flights on the Virgin Australia A330 to Fiji are also well-timed, with mid-morning departures from Australia and an afternoon return.
You’ll find the following Virgin A330 flights to Fiji over the coming months:
- Sydney-Nadi: Every Saturday from now until 13 October, then every Saturday from 3 November
- Melbourne-Nadi: Saturdays until 13 October (except 29 September)
- Brisbane-Nadi: Saturdays until 6 October
Reward seats are available on some of these flights! For example, you could book a Business Reward seat from Sydney-Nadi on 17 November and fly in “the business” for 35,500 Velocity points + $91.28 in taxes.
If you’re using Velocity points, you can book on the Virgin Australia website. To check the aircraft type operating your flight, click on the flight number. If you see “332” listed as the aircraft, this means the Airbus A330-200 will be operating your flight. (If you see “73H”, your flight will be on a Boeing 737-800.)
There are also plenty of Economy seats available for 17,800 Velocity points and $91.28 in taxes. Note, however, that award availability is limited over the busy upcoming school holiday period.
Don’t forget that you can also use Etihad Guest miles to book Virgin Australia flights. You can transfer points from some Australian credit cards to Etihad, or even buy Etihad Guest miles.
Other than Nadi, Virgin Australia normally only uses Airbus A330s on its trans-continental flights between Perth and the east coast, services to Hong Kong and the odd Sydney-Melbourne flight during peak periods.
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