Virgin Australia Announces Airbus A330 Services from Melbourne16/01/2012
Virgin Australia today announced that it would commence daily Airbus A330 services from Melbourne for the
first time, with tickets going on sale today for flights to Perth and Sydney.
From 14 May 2012, the airline will expand its popular Airbus A330 “Coast To Coast” service to include
double daily Melbourne to Perth return flights. From 15 May 2012, the Airbus A330 will also operate a daily
morning peak-hour return service between Melbourne and Sydney.
Virgin Australia Group Executive of Commercial Liz Savage said: “Melbourne is Virgin Australia’s second
largest port and continues to grow as a popular destination for business, events and tourism.
“Our new wide-body Airbus A330 services will add extra capacity in and out of Melbourne at times of peak
demand and offer a first-rate travel experience for guests. The aircraft will feature Virgin Australia’s new
designer Business and Economy Class product, which includes luxury leather seating, generous seat recline
and a range of gourmet food offerings.
“Along with the highest levels of service, we will of course be offering very competitive prices on these new
services, with Economy fares starting from as little as $99 from Melbourne to Sydney and $195 from
Melbourne to Perth1. We have received excellent feedback from guests on the new Business Class service
that we introduced between Melbourne and Perth last October and this Wednesday we will be rolling out
Business Class to the majority of flights in and out of Melbourne.
“Now with our new wide-body services, our premium Business and Economy Class offering and our designer
lounge at Melbourne Domestic Airport, we are confident that Virgin Australia will be the airline of choice for
the Melbourne market”, Ms Savage said.
Daily Airbus A330 flights to Perth will depart at 1pm and 5.30pm local Melbourne time, arriving Perth at
3.15pm and 7.45pm respectively local Perth time. Return flights from Perth depart at 8.30am and 5.30pm
local Perth time, arriving in Melbourne at 1.45pm and 10.45pm respectively local Melbourne time.
The daily Airbus A330 service between Melbourne and Sydney will depart at 7.15am local Melbourne time,
arriving Sydney at 8.40am. The return service will depart Sydney at 10.00am local Sydney time, arriving
Melbourne at 11.35am.
1Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are for travel in Economy from 14 May 2012 and only available for a limited time. Fares are correct as at 18 January 2012 and subject to change.