Tag: Virgin Australia

Both Virgin Australia ATR-72 Engines Flame Out

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Virgin Australia Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, performing flight from Sydney to Canberra (Australia), reported both engines rollback, one after the other. Aircraft was descending through 11,000 feet towards Canberra when the right hand engine (PW127) rolled back and flamed out. The engine automatically restarted about 5 seconds later. The crew continued the descent, descending […]

Virgin Australia Exceeds 50-50 Gender Target for Training

Reading Time: < 1 minute Virgin Australia has exceeded its target of an equal intake of males and females for its 2018 Pilot Cadetship program, achieving female representation of 56 per cent, a 200 per cent increase on the previous program. According to Virgin Australia Group Executive People, Lucinda Gemmell Virgin Australia is committed to increasing gender diversity across all […]

Virgin Australia Open to All Boeing 737 MAX Variants

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Australia is considering all Boeing 737 MAX variants as part of its order for 40 of the next generation narrowbody, group executive for airlines Rob Sharp says. The first 737 MAX in Virgin Australia colours is due to arrive in the fleet in the final quarter of calendar 2019. While the initial 2012 order […]

Etihad Backed Virgin Australia Continues To Struggle

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad backed Virgin Australia posted $185 million in annual losses last month. The results were the fifth consecutive annual loss by Australia’s second-biggest carrier, in which Etihad has a 21 percent stake. CEO John Borghetti says that the losses, a 17.6 percent improvement year on year, indicate that the airline is “on the right track” […]

Virgin Australia Posts Fifth Consecutive Annual Loss In 2016/17

Reading Time: 3 minutes Virgin Australia posted a fifth consecutive annual loss in 2016/17 as the airline group battles a resurgent Qantas amid a subdued domestic market and books one-off charges from restructuring its fleet. The airline group has reported a statutory after tax loss of $220.3 million for the 12 months to June 30 2017, an improvement from […]

Jetstar, Virgin Australia Fined AU$745,000 For Drip Pricing

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Australian Federal Court has fined Jetstar Airways AUD545,000 (USD410,000) and Virgin Australia AUD200,000 (USD150,000) for offences relating to misleading advertising. The pair were found guilty in December 2015, and the fines were announced this week by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). “The ACCC was concerned that Jetstar and Virgin’s ‘drip pricing’ conduct […]

Australian and New Zealand Airlines to Form New Aviation Industry Group

Reading Time: 3 minutes Australia and New Zealand’s major airlines today announced the establishment of a new industry group to advocate and pursue reform on public policy issues that impact the aviation sector and broader economy in the region. Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ) will enable Air New Zealand, the Qantas Group, Regional Express Holdings and the […]

Tigerair Australia Permanently Cancels All Bali Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tigerair Australia has communicated that it will permanently discontinue its Australia to Denpasar Bali flights. Virgin Australia’s wholly owned subsidiary was forced to suspend flights earlier in January at the request of the Indonesian authorities due to licencing issues. Tigerair used Virgin Australia 737 aircraft for the services from Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to Australia. […]

Coles and Virgin Team Up to Rival Qantas and Woolworths

Reading Time: < 1 minute From the sky to the grocery aisle, two of Australia’s biggest loyalty programs, flybuys and Velocity Frequent Flyer, are teaming up. Under a new partnership launched today, Coles customers will earn frequent flyer points with Virgin Australia. As well as points, the airline-retailer deal will also include status credits, meaning shoppers will be able to […]

Cracked Windscreen: Passengers Taken Off Flight at Dunedin Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute Passengers faced lengthy delays at Dunedin Airport yesterday, after a crack was discovered in the windscreen of a Virgin Australia flight bound for Brisbane. An airline spokeswoman confirmed a “minor crack” was found in the aircraft’s windscreen during a pre-flight check on the tarmac. It was believed the damage occurred on the ground after the […]