Virgin Australia has just announced that they will introduce five services each week between Melbourne and Los Angeles using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft commencing 4 April 2017. Good news for Virgin Australia business flyers travelling to Los Angeles with this an expansion of Virgin’s services to Los Angeles from the three biggest gateways in Australia - Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Virgin Australia's award-winning Business Class
Virgin Australia's award-winning Business Class experience 'The Business' is available across the airlines' entire B777 fleet. Key features of 'The Business' include:
- Individual and private suites in a 1-2-1 configuration that enables 100 per cent direct aisle access and convert into the length of a queen size bed;
- The latest in in-flight comfort and a turndown service with memory foam mattress toppers and high-grade cotton pillows and doonas;
- Luke Mangan-designed menus paired with premium wines and delivered in a fine dining experience through à la carte or Express Dining options to suit each guest’s preference; and
- The largest in-flight entertainment screen (18-inch High Definition touch screen) flying between Australia and North America on the 777 aircraft.
New services for Los Angeles
Melbourne-Los Angeles services include:
- Melbourne – Los Angeles Services (from Tuesday 4 April 2017)
- VA 23 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday - 1130 STD 09:00 STA
- Los Angeles – Melbourne Services (from Tuesday 4 April 2017)
- VA 24 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 2110 STD 06:00 +2 STA
New Services for Hong Kong
For business travellers to Asia, other good news is that Virgin Australia will commence services between Melbourne and Hong Kong, expanding its international footprint into Greater China for the first time.
From 5 July 2017, Virgin Australia will operate five return services per week between the two cities, using dual aisle Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Virgin Australia’s proposed alliance with HNA Aviation and Hong Kong Airlines will enable customers to connect through Hong Kong to 13 destinations in mainland China. It will also allow guests from Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Capital Airlines and Tianjin Airlines to connect onto Virgin Australia’s expansive domestic and trans-Tasman network.
Virgin Australia’s Airbus A330-200 fleet features the airline’s award-winning Business Class suites, ‘The Business’, which was recently recognised as the world’s best Business Class by Airline Ratings1, as well as 255 economy seats in a 2-4-2 configuration. The Virgin Australia livery flying to Hong Kong for the first time is an exciting development and with it brings the style and sophistication that is synonymous with their brand.
Travellers to and from Hong Kong will be able to fly in the world’s best business class and dine on a restaurant-in-the-sky experience designed by resident chef Luke Mangan. Coupled with service delivered by the world’s best cabin crew, Virgin knows that guests travelling on this route from July will appreciate the effortless luxury that comes with Virgin Australia.
Velocity Frequent Flyer members will be able to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits on these flights, while details of reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and lounge access will be announced by Virgin in the near future.
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