Premium Economy

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International Short Haul
Premium Economy

Premium Economy offers you an all inclusive experience both on the ground and in the air. Enjoy benefits like Priority Check-in and Priority Boarding before your flight, then whilst on board experience complimentary in-flight entertainment along with food and beverages.


  • 34 inch (86 cm) seat pitch
  • Over 18 inch (45 cm) seat width

Food and Beverage

Premium Economy guests enjoy all inclusive food and beverages, and can select items from our retail menu – including items such as sandwiches, wraps and pies.


Virgin Australia is progressively rolling out Wireless In-flight Entertainment across its domestic and international short haul fleet; this state-of-the-art system allows you to choose from hundreds of hours of movies, TV shows and music. As a Premium Economy guest you are provided with a complimentary Tablet and premium headset to access the Wireless In-flight Entertainment system.

Find out more about our entertainment options on international short haul services.

Lounge Access

Guests travelling in Premium Economy on Virgin Australia Trans Tasman flights and applicable connecting flights are invited to use Air New Zealand Koru or the Virgin Australia lounge.

Note: Lounge access is not permitted in conjunction with flights to the Pacific Islands, Bali, Phuket or Port Moresby.

Baggage Allowance

Premium Economy guests enjoy an increased complimentary baggage allowance and Priority Baggage delivery. For more information on our international short haul baggage allowances, please refer to baggage information.

Priority Check-in

Skip the queues, check in and drop your bag off at our Priority Check-in facility at the airport.

As a Premium Economy guest you are invited to board the aircraft first, or at your leisure. When departing from selected international airports, Premium Economy guests may take advantage of a dedicated Priority Boarding lane (available at most gates).

Note: Premium Economy is not available on all international short haul services. Available cabin classes and fare types will be displayed in the booking panel when you book your flight.

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International Long Haul
Premium Economy

Enjoy room to move, and relax inside our stylish cabin with a pre-flight welcome drink, mood lighting to match the phases of your flight and a noise-cancelling headset.


  • 19.5 inch (49.5cm) wide seats with adjustable head
  • 6 inches more legroom than in economy
  • 8 inch (20.3cm) recline
  • Laptop power, USB slot and reading light
  • In-seat 10.6 (26.9cm) screen


Settle in during your flight with a plush blanket and pillow. 

Our amenity kits and bathroom amenities have everything you need – including cosmetics from premium Australian brand Grown – to make your journey comfortable

Food and Beverage

We've made every effort to ensure our onboard menu has something for everyone. Savour the best in fresh and local produce, complemented by a discerning selection of Australian wines and liqueurs.

Our bar also offers a selection of beverages for Premium Economy guests to enjoy during the flight.


For Premium Economy guests travelling on our Boeing 777 international long haul service, our award-winning in-flight entertainment system Red is yours to enjoy for the flight. Red entertains all ages with an extensive range of new release and classic movies, TV favourites, engaging games and mood-satisfying music, delivered through a touch-screen and handset controlled system.

Find out more about our entertainment options on international long haul services.

Baggage Allowance

For more information on our international long haul baggage allowances, please refer to baggage information.

Connecting Flights with Partner Airlines

Premium Economy international long haul guests that connect to or from another service with Virgin Australia, or one of our airline partners, will travel in the following cabin class, depending on the type of service:

Connecting service (to or from)Class of travel for that service
Virgin Australia domestic service - Business ClassEconomy
Virgin Australia international short haul servicePremium Economy (where available)
Service operated by a Virgin Australia airline partnerEconomy


If required, fares can be purchased in higher classes for connecting flights. Please speak to your travel agent or call our Guest Contact Centre for more details.

Note: While guests travelling in Premium Economy on domestic and short haul international services may receive lounge access, lounge access is not available at international airports for Premium Economy guests travelling on long haul international services.