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Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia Airlines is Australia's second-largest airline after Qantas Airways and it is the largest airline by fleet size to use the Virgin brand.

Headquartered in Bowen Hills, Brisbane, the airline was co-founded by British businessman Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group and former CEO Brett Godfrey.

It was established as Virgin Blue in November 1999 with two aircraft operating on a single route, and suddenly found itself catapulted to the position of Australia's second airline after the collapse of Ansett Australia in September 2001. The airline has grown to directly serve 29 cities in Australia from hubs in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, using a fleet of narrow-body Boeing; and Airbus and Boeing widebody jets.

As of March 2018, Virgin Australia flights to 4 destinations in New Zealand, which is Auckland, Christchurch , Wellington and Queenstown. Virgin Australia is a Codeshare partner with Air New Zealand - please check in with the carrier operating your flight.

In April 2013 Skywest was purchased by Virgin Australia Holdings as its new regional offshoot, and renamed Virgin Australia Regional Airlines to servicing key towns in the state of Western Australia as well as interstate destinations Darwin, Alice Springs, and Adelaide.

Virgin Australia has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

• Air Canada
• Air New Zealand
• Alitalia
• Delta Air Lines


• Etihad Airways
• Hawaiian Airlines
• Hong Kong Airlines
• Singapore Airlines

• South African Airways
• Tigerair Australia
• Virgin Atlantic

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Country: Australia
Airlines Name:
Virgin Australia
IATA Code:
ICAO Code:
HQ Address:
56 Edmondstone Road, Bowen Hill, Brisbane, Queensland, 4006, Australia
+61 7 3295 3000 / +61 7 3295 2296
+61 7 3839 4024
Reservation Tel:
13 67 89 (call from Australia only)
Main bases and hubs:
Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport, Sydney Airport
ATR 72, Airbus A320, Airbus A330-200, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 777-200, Fokker 100


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