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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.

Lounge Access

Velocity Platinum and Gold members, and Guests travelling in Business class on codeshare services operated by Alitalia to selected cities within Italy receive complimentary entry into Alitalia operated lounges.

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

Please view the Alitalia website for lounge locations and opening hours.

Frequent Flyer

Velocity members can earn, redeem points and gain status credits when travelling on eligible Alitalia operated services*. Eligible Velocity members can enjoy additional benefits such as lounge entry, additional check in baggage allowance, priority airport check in and priority boarding.*

*For further details and eligibility please visit the Alitalia partner page.

Become a Velocity Frequent Flyer.



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