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Wednesday 10 June 2009: Virgin Blue has today unleashed the latest initiative in its suite of products designed to meet the changing needs of the small to medium business market – the Virgin Blue Accelerate program!


Virgin Blue’s new Accelerate program delivers a high value airfare solution which rewards small businesses for travelling with Virgin Blue when they spend over $20,000 per annum on eligible domestic travel.


With Virgin Blue’s Accelerate program small business will benefit from:

Secure online bookings*

An air travel credit of up to $16,500** per year to spend on Virgin Blue flights which could purchase up to 152^ one way Blue Saver flights from Sydney to Melbourne.

Discounted annual membership to Virgin Blue’s The Lounge.

In addition, travellers can earn Velocity Points and Status Credits on their flights.

Virgin Blue General Manager Sales, Mathias Friess, launched the Virgin Blue Accelerate Program during his keynote address at the 2009 Virgin Blue National Small Business Summit this morning.


“In line with our ongoing New World Carrier strategy at Virgin Blue we continue to be innovative in all we do, to champion value-for-money and to offer our business customers the best possible products and services we can.


“We understand today’s dynamic and competitive business environment. Virgin Blue’s Accelerate program has been developed specifically with small to medium businesses in mind to deliver real and quantifiable savings on annual travel budgets as well as rewarding Australian companies for choosing to travel with Virgin Blue,” Mathias Friess finished.


To make the business of doing business easier and more convenient for corporate travellers Virgin Blue also offers:

The best on time performance of any major Australian airline and less cancellations than our major competitor in the business market (according to the official BITRE figures for April 2009).

Corporate Plus fares – with increased flexibility and more inclusions

Premium Economy – priority check-in and boarding, 2x2 seating, entry to The Lounge and much more

Contemporary, all-inclusive airport Lounge facilities, in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra with Perth coming soon.

For more information on Virgin Blue Accelerate email


*Booking made using your Accelerate account code through by the company direct or via your preferred TMC. **Calculation based on a Virgin Blue accelerate client spending a maximum of $300,000 pa exclusive of GST on eligible Virgin Blue domestic base air fares with a 5.5% rebate in accordance with the terms & conditions of the Virgin Blue accelerate program. ^Airfare purchasing example using reward account to purchase R class Blue Saver published airfares (Sydney - Melbourne) at the R class published price on the 31 May 2009 (inclusive of $8 baggage fee and made via the Virgin Blue website) of $108.(R class airfares are subject to airfare class availability and price subject to change).