Virgin Australia Launches Economy Space +

16 May 2016

Well known for exceptional customer service and an innovative approach to flying, Virgin Australia has launched its latest cabin enhancement to long-haul economy flying with Economy Space +.

Designed to make travelling in economy more comfortable and seamless, Economy Space + delivers extra legroom in the first five rows of economy on the carrier's flag-ship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Economy Space + will be available on flights to Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi, commencing 30 August, 2016.

Seats in the first five rows of economy, plus all exit row seats, can be booked at time of purchase for between $135AUD (booked more than 30-days prior to departure) and $165AUD (booked within 30-days prior to departure), one way, when reserving seats at time of booking.

Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER aircraft flying Opt for unique in-flight luxury with Virgin's new Economy Space + seating

Each Economy Space + seat includes:

  • Extra legroom
  • Dedicated airport check-in area
  • Pre-boarding
  • Dedicated cabin crew throughout the flight
  • Guaranteed first meal choice
  • Noise-cancelling headphones

Virgin Australia Chief Customer Officer, Mark Hassell said: “We are excited to launch our new Economy Space + product, providing more choice and comfort for passengers travelling in the main cabin.

“Coupled with Virgin Australia’s award-winning service, we believe Economy Space + will be very popular with a range of travellers.

“Economy Space + enables you to speed through the airport and enjoy service from dedicated crew members throughout the flight, providing great value for guests travelling to Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi,” Mr Hassell said.

Virgin Australia flies daily from Sydney and Brisbane to Los Angeles, and three times per week from Sydney to Abu Dhabi.

In other Virgin Australia news, today marked the carrier's first flight from Sydney with a newly refurbished cabin featuring 'The Business' studio suites and a revamped Premium Economy cabin.

To book your Virgin Australia flight, contact one of our experienced consultants today.


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