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December 9, 2014

Australia: Virgin gets down to business on trans-Tasman route

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Virgin Australia has announced travellers can now purchase Business Class tickets on trans-Tasman and Pacific Island routes, enhancing the airline’s premium service offering in these markets.

The Sydney to Auckland route will be the first to offer Business Class, with flights launching on February 28, 2015. All other services will come into effect on March 31, 2015.

A progressive refit on 10 of the airline’s Boeing 737 fleet will see the aircraft reconfigured with the 2-2 business class configuration which features luxury leather seating and menus designed by head chef Luke Mangan, as well as the introduction of priority services including check-in and boarding.

“Virgin Australia is renowned for its Business Class offering within Australia and we are thrilled to be bringing this service to the trans-Tasman and Pacific Island routes,” said Virgin Australia chief commercial officer Judith Crompton.

“These markets are a very important focus for us given the growth in business travel between Australia and New Zealand and we are committed to offering great value Business Class fares.

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