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TRADE RELEASE 20 Apri 2018
 
Virgin Australia to operate additional Auckland - Tonga and Auckland - Rarotonga services
 

Virgin Australia is delighted to advise it will operate an additional 7 return services to Auckland – Tonga (AKL/TBU) and 6 return services between Auckland – Rarotonga (AKL/RAR) during the June/July and September/October 2018 school holiday period.

Virgin Australia will operate the following non-stop services between Auckland and Tonga each Saturday during the school holiday periods from Saturday 30 June 2018 to Saturday 13 October 2018:

Auckland - Tonga Schedule

Date Route Departure Arrival
Saturday 30 June, 7, 14, 21 July & 29 September AKL-TBU
TBU-AKL
16:30
21:10
20:15
23:20
Saturday 6 & 13 October AKL-TBU
TBU-AKL
16:30
20:10
19:15
23:20

Note: Times are in local times. Flight schedules are subject to change.

Virgin Australia will operate the following non-stop services between Auckland and Rarotonga each Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 7 July 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 throughout the school holiday periods as follows:

Auckland - Rarotonga Schedule

Date Route Departure Arrival
July School Holidays
Sunday 8 & 15 July
Saturday 7 & 14 July
AKL-RAR
RAR-AKL
16:00
22:30
21:45
01:10
October School Holidays
Sunday 30 September, 7, 1 &, 21 October
Saturday 29 September, 6, 13 & 20 October 
AKL-RAR
RAR-AKL
16:00
21:30
20:45
01:10

Note: Times are in local times. Flight schedules are subject to change.

All flights will be operated using Boeing 737-800 aircraft1.

Fares for the new schedules are available for sale and ticketing now through your Global Distribution System or www.virginaustralia.com.

 
 
VIRGIN AUSTRALIA DOUBLE VELOCITY POINTS OFFER
 

Virgin Australia  is offering Velocity Frequent Flyer Members Double Velocity Points* for flights booked to Los Angeles!

HERE’S HOW

Simply activate this offer on behalf of the member here and then book your client on a Virgin Australia flight to LAX before 20 May 2018 for travel before 30 November 2018, adding the client’s Velocity Frequent Flyer membership number to their booking.

Once there, clients can connect to 42 other USA cities with our partner Delta Air Lines and keep earning Velocity Points and Status Credits.

For more information, see terms and conditions below or please contact your Virgin Australia Industry Account Manager.

*Offer ends 20 May 2018. Terms and conditions apply

 
 
VELOCITY 10,000 MEGA BONUS POINTS REWARD
 

To celebrate the launch of our Sydney – Hong Kong flights2 your clients can receive 10,000 bonus Velocity Points when they  travel on an eligible return Virgin Australia flight to Hong Kong^.

HERE’S HOW

Simply activate this offer on behalf of the member here and then book your client on a Virgin Australia return flight to Hong Kong before 1 May 2018 for travel between 17 April 2018 and 14 March 2019 (Melbourne – Hong Kong) or 2 July 2018 and 14 March 2019 (Sydney – Hong Kong), adding the client’s Velocity Frequent Flyer membership number to the clients’ booking.

For more information, see terms and conditions below or please contact your Virgin Australia Industry Account Manager.

^Offer ends 1 May 2018. Terms and conditions apply.

 
 
Restrictions on Carriage of Liquids, Aerosols and Gels between Singapore and Amsterdam
 

Virgin Australia wishes to advise of changes to the Carriage of Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) on SQ operated flights between Singapore and Amsterdam.

Singapore Airlines’ customers travelling on SQ324 (from Singapore to Schiphol Airport) and VA*SQ codeshare operated flight VA5540 will be permitted to carry duty-free liquids, aerosols and gels (LAG) items into Amsterdam provided these items are purchased on board SQ324 or at duty-free shops in Changi Airport (transit area). These items must be sealed in a security tamper-evident bag with the proof of purchase.

Customers who have purchased LAG items on previous flight sectors and are connecting on SQ324 or VA5540 will not be permitted to carry the items on board. These items will need to be disposed of at the gatehold room.

These changes are now in effect for customers travelling on all SQ324 and VA codeshare flight (VA*SQ) VA5540.

 
 
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1Schedule may change due to operational requirements.
2Sydney-Hong Kong services commence 2 July 2018.

*Double Points Offer terms and conditions: By activating the above Double Points offer you agree on behalf of the client to and accept the specific offer Terms and Conditions below. To be eligible for the Double Velocity Points promotion you must (1) Activate this offer between 12.01am AEDT 9 April 2018 and 11.59pm 20 May 2018 inclusive (Promotion Period); (2) book an Eligible Flight during the Promotion Period; and 3) enter a valid Velocity membership number at time of booking. Offer is only open to Velocity Frequent Flyer members.  An Eligible Flight is a return international flight from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Los Angeles operated by Virgin Australia with one of the following flight numbers VA1, VA2, VA6, VA7, VA8, VA9, VA23 and VA24, for travel between 9 April and 30 November 2018 inclusive and booked in a fare class that normally accrues Points. Points cannot be earned on Velocity Reward Seat bookings. Flights can be booked via Virgin Australia website or the Global Distribution System. If your booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible to earn Velocity Points. Codeshare services marketed or operated by partner airlines other than Virgin Australia are not eligible for this offer. Velocity Points will be credited to the Velocity membership account entered at the time of booking and must be the passenger travelling on the Eligible Flight. Bonus Points will be applied to the base points only. Any applicable tier bonus earned will not attract Bonus points as a result of this offer. Bonus Points will be applied to the original purchased fare class and any upgrades will not attract Bonus Points as a result of this offer.  This Velocity Points offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. You should allow up to 4 weeks after the travel period for the bonus Velocity Points to be allocated. The Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions apply, available on the Velocity Frequent Flyer website.

^10,000 Hong Kong Mega Bonus Points offer terms and conditions:  By activating the above Hong Kong Mega Bonus points offer you agree to and accept the specific offer Terms and Conditions below. To be eligible for the Hong Kong Mega 10,000  Bonus Points promotion you must (1) Activate this offer between 12.01am AEDT 17 April 2018 and 11.59pm 01 May 2018 inclusive (Promotion Period); (2) book an Eligible Flight during the Promotion Period; and 3) enter a valid Velocity membership number at the time of booking. An Eligible Flight is a Virgin Australia operated and marketed flight between Melbourne (MEL) and Hong Kong (HKG) for travel between 17 April 2018 and 14 March 2019 inclusive or Sydney (SYD) and Hong Kong (HKG) for travel between 02 July 2018 and 14 March 2019 inclusive which are flights on which Velocity Points can be earned and booked in a fare class that normally accrues Points. 5,000 Bonus Points will be awarded for each Eligible flight booked during the Promotion Period. For bookings containing return Eligible Flights, 10,000 will be awarded. If your booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible to earn Velocity Points. Velocity membership numbers added after flights are flown will not be eligible for the Bonus Points. If you enter an invalid Velocity membership number or the number does not belong to you, the Points will not be awarded. Points cannot be earned on Velocity Reward Seat bookings. Flights can be booked via Virgin Australia website or the Global Distribution System. Codeshare services marketed or operated by partner airlines other than Virgin Australia are not eligible for this offer. Bonus Points earned are in addition to any Points ordinarily earned and will be applied to base Points only. Any applicable tier bonus earned will not attract Bonus Points as a result of this offer. Bonus Points will be applied to the originally purchased fare class and any upgrades will not attract Bonus Points as a result of this offer.  This offer is only available to the intended recipient of this email. This Velocity Points offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. You should allow up to 4 weeks after the travel period for the bonus Velocity Points to be allocated. The Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions apply, available here.


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