Virgin Australia flight status
Virgin Australia is one of the largest airlines in Australia that commenced operations on August 31, 2000, as Virgin Blue. Its headquarters is located in Brisbane with hubs in Auckland Airport, Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport, and Sydney Airport. It changed its name on May 4, 2011, to Virgin Australia with new aircraft livery and uniforms as part of its massive transformation.
Virgin Australia Fleet
Virgin Australia has a fleet size of 98 aircraft that consists of 8 ATR 42/72, 6 Airbus A330, 79 Boeing 737, and 5 Boeing 777 and is tailored to meet the demands of its regional, domestic, and international market. It has an average fleet age of 9.1 years.
Virgin Australia Destinations
Virgin Australia operates flights to more than 40 domestic and 15 international destinations. Its international destinations include cities such as Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Nadi, Fiji; Denpasar, Indonesia; Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, and Wellington in New Zealand; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Apia, Samoa; Honiara, Solomon Islands; Nuku’alofa, Tonga; Los Angeles, the United States; and Port Vila, Vanuatu. Its domestic destinations include cities such as Adelaide, Albury, Ayers Rock, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Ballina, Broome, Bundaberg, Coffs Harbour, Cocos Islands, Cairns, Canberra, Christmas Island, Cloncurry, Darwin, Emerald, Gold Coast, Gladstone, Hamilton Island, Hobart, Hervey Bay, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Kununurra, Mackay, Melbourne, Launceston, Mildura, Mount Isa, Newcastle, Newman, Onslow, Perth, Port Hedland, Port Macquarie, Proserpine, Rockhampton, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Tamworth, and Townsville.
The carrier also has codeshare agreements with airlines such All Nippon Airways, Air Canada, Alitalia, Beijing Capital Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Tianjin Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic. These codeshare agreements allow Virgin Australia to widen its network of service to other parts of the world.
Virgin Australia Interesting Facts
Virgin Australia has a frequent-flyer program called Velocity, which differs from most of the other frequent flyer programs. Instead of earning points based on the distance you have flown for your flight, Velocity points can be acquired based on the cost of the member’s flight. Velocity also allows your pet cats and dogs to earn frequent flyer points when they travel with you in the Virgin plane.
Virgin Australia Flight Status: Arrival and Departure
Virgin Australia’s flights can be checked and monitored in a flight tracker like flightstatus24.com. It’s free and is easy to use and can be downloaded in the AppStore and Google Play for the users’ convenience.