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V AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES THIRD TRANS-PACIFIC ROUTE DIRECT MELBOURNE - LOS ANGELES FLIGHTS

07/02/2009

FROM THE ‘PARIS OF THE SOUTH’ TO THE ‘CITY OF ANGELS’ FOR $1,199* RETURN!


Saturday, 7 February 2009, Brisbane, Australia: During a stop in the City of Angels to celebrate with the locals as V Australia brings home its first sparkling new B777-300ER aircraft, comes the “heaven sent” news of the launch of non-stop flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles, offering Victorians direct access to the most popular gateway to the US West Coast.

 

Melbourne - Los Angeles is the third route to be announced by V Australia, this country’s newest international long-haul airline, which will launch three flights a week between Melbourne and Los Angeles from 15 September 2009^.

 

Virgin Blue Group CEO and Co-Founder, Brett Godfrey, said: “We just couldn’t wait to get home to let everyone who finds Melbourne a more convenient trans-Pacific departure point know that we will be bringing some healthy competition to a route on which only one other airline currently operates non-stop direct services to Los Angeles.”

 

“We know this is something people have been crying out for on both sides of the Pacific. Even in these tough economic times passenger traffic through Melbourne has been continuing to grow, so stimulating the destination further with more convenient, value-for-money, freshly innovative and high quality air services can only be a good thing for all.”

 

V Australia’s brand new 360-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft certainly offer a fresh change with in-flight bars, state-of-the-art entertainment, mood lighting and Business, Premium International and International Economy class cabins.

 

To kick off its third international route, V Australia today announced an introductory return Economy class sale fare of $1,199*, which will be available for sale from today for just four days, so get in fast! The fare is valid for travel from 15 September 2009 through to 9 December 2009. Everyday return economy fares will continue to be very competitive.

 


For V Australia bookings, go on to www.vaustralia.com.au or via www.virginblue.com.au, call 138 287 or contact your local travel agent.

 

* Launch fare on sale from 9am AEST Saturday 7 February 2009 until Midnight Tuesday, 10 February, or until sold out for travel between 15 September 2009 through to 9 December 2009. Terms and conditions apply. The launch fare may not be available on all flights. For full details please go to www.vaustralia.com.au