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Virgin Australia Introduces Award-Winning Airbus A330 Service Between Brisbane and Perth

26/02/2013

Virgin Australia today announced that it would commence flying its two-class wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft from Brisbane to Perth for the first time, with tickets going on sale tomorrow.

From 15 May 2013, two out of three weekday return services between Brisbane and Perth will be operated by our award-winning A330 “Coast to Coast” service.

Virgin Australia Group Executive - Alliances, Network and Yield, Merren McArthur said: “Brisbane and Perth are important gateways for the resources and tourism industries and we are continually looking for ways to improve the travel experience between these cities.

“We have listened to our guests and we understand that spacious aircraft, comfortable seating, and inclusive catering and entertainment make a real difference on these longer journeys.”

“Our wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft feature luxury leather seating in Business and Economy Class, with fully inclusive hot meals, beverages and in-flight entertainment included on all “Coast to Coast” flights.

“We look forward to bringing the popular Airbus A330 aircraft to Brisbane and we will continue to look for ways to enhance the experience for our customers”, Ms McArthur said.

Virgin Australia offers competitive airfares on the Brisbane-Perth route with fares starting from as little as $249 one-way1.

The daily Airbus A330 flights to Perth on weekdays will depart Brisbane at 8:45am and 8:15pm, arriving Perth at 12:25pm and 11:55pm respectively. The return A330 services from Perth depart at 12:30pm and 10:45pm, arriving in Brisbane at 6:50pm and 5:05am (+1 day) local time.

A third weekday return service, operated by a Boeing 737 aircraft, will depart Brisbane at 5:30pm and Perth at 7:35am arriving at 9:25pm and 1:55pm respectively.

The weekend A330 departure is on Sunday departing Brisbane at 8.15pm and Perth 10:45pm arriving 11:55pm and 5:05am (+1 day) respectively. These are complemented on Saturdays and Sundays by the existing Boeing 737 schedule unless stated otherwise2.

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1Fares quoted refer to Saver Lite Fares. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one way on the net or $35 more by phone. Saver Lite fare does not include baggage. You are unable to pre-purchase baggage online. You are able to purchase baggage at the airport starting from $40 per bag. Baggage limits and excess baggage fees may apply. A credit card surcharge of $7.70 per person one way is applicable for all flights within Australia. For full terms and conditions, go to www.virginaustralia.com.
2 Schedules are subject to change without notice.
3 Please note that seat numbers and inflight entertainment systems may differ between aircraft.