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Virgin Australia is proud to be a codeshare partner with Alitalia - the national carrier of Italy. Our partnership with Alitalia enables you to fly on our codeshare flights throughout Italy to a range of destinations such as Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice and Turin.


Visit the Alitalia website

Virgin Australia also codeshares on Alitalia services to a range of destinations in Italy beyond Rome, offering good connectivity to a range of Italian cities.

  • Turin
  • Catania
  • Naples
  • Bari
  • Bologna
  • Lamezia Terme
  • Genoa
  • Palermo
  • Reggio Calabria
  • Florence, and
  • Venice

Alitalia Cabin Classes

Alitalia operate modern Airbus aircraft throughout Italy. Experience Italian comfort and style with special services to meet your every need wherever you go. Travel on Alitalia in the following cabins:

  • Business Class
  • Premium Economy cabin
  • Economy cabin

Business Class


In Business Class, Alitalia offer leather seats that recline up to 180 °, with a fully flat horizontal bed position and a massage function in a 2-2-2 configuration.

Premium Economy 


In Premium Economy, Alitalia have a separate cabin with seats that recline to approximately 120 ° in a 2-3-2 configuration.



In Economy, Alitalia provide an individual entertainment system on the new A330 and B777 aircraft, with complimentary food and beverages. 


Virgin Australia and Alitalia codeshare on each other’s services. Please check your itinerary and ensure you check-in with the operating airline.  

You should be checked in for your international flight at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. For further details see Check In.

Arriving in Australia

On arrival in Australia, all guests must clear immigration and customs before proceeding to domestic transfer area.

Complimentary intra-terminal transfers are offered between domestic and international terminals for connecting guests in Sydney and Brisbane.

Please select your city to view a transfers map and instructions:


Carry-on Baggage

Your carry-on baggage allowance will depend on the operating carrier’s policy for each sector. The operating carrier of each sector is detailed in your itinerary.

View the Virgin Australia and Alitalia carry-on baggage guidelines. 

Checked Baggage

Your bags will be checked to your final destination when purchased in a single ticket, offering you a seamless customer experience.

Your included baggage allowance depends on the fare purchased and your Velocity membership level at time of travel. For more information see Checked Baggage.

Excess Baggage

Excess baggage fees will be charged for any items that exceed the free checked baggage allowance. For details see Excess Baggage.

Virgin Australia Lounge Access


Whether it’s relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of a long day, enjoying live music that lifts your mood or simply waking up with a freshly made barista coffee, our lounges aim to make flying a pleasure.

Our architecturally designed lounges are the perfect environment to catch up on work, socialise or relax in comfort. Full business services are available including complimentary WIFI access, meeting rooms and access to a suite of news publications so you can continue your day undisturbed.

Velocity Platinum and Gold members, Guests in business class and Virgin Australia lounge members can enjoy lounge access when travelling on Virgin Australia operated domestic flights.

For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit International Lounge Access

Frequent Flyer

Become a Velocity Frequent Flyer.

On services operated by
Alitalia with a VA or AZ flight number
Velocity Platinum members Velocity Gold members Velocity Silver members
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Redeem Velocity Points tick yes tick yes tick yes
Earn Status Credits tick yes tick yes tick yes
Priority airport check-in tick yes tick yes yes
Priority boarding tick yes tick yes no
Access to the Alitalia Lounges
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Eligibility for lounge access varies according to your fare class, Velocity membership level and destination. For information on worldwide lounge access, simply select your eligibility from the drop down box on Virgin Australia's International Lounge Access Guide
Increased check in baggage allowance The checked baggage allowance varies according to your fare class and Velocity membership level at the time of travel. Please visit the Virgin Australia Baggage section for further information.




For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit Benefits at a Glance.