Virgin Australia Airlines, formerly Virgin Blue Airlines, is Australia’s second largest airline after Qantas. It is the largest airline by fleet to use the Virgin brand. Virgin Australia has grown to directly serve 29 cities in Australia from hubs in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, using a fleet of narrow-body Boeing and Embraer jets, and airbus and Boeing wider jets. With a huge fleet size of 124 offering services to 54 destinations, Virgin Australia offers a smooth, convenient and luxurious flight of a lifetime.
Origins and Ownership
Virgin Australia was co-founded by British businessman Richard Branson, the parent of Virgin Group and former Virgin Blue CEO Brett Godfrey. It was established in November 1999, with two aircrafts operating on a single route, and suddenly found itself catapulted to the position of Australia’s second airline after the collapse of Ansett Australia in September 2001.
Mr. John Massimo Borghetti has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Virgin Australia Holding Limited since May 8, 2010. Mr. Borghetti also served as an Executive General Manager of Qantas Airlines and Qantas Airways Limited from July 2008 to May 2009 and served as its Executive General Manager Sales & Marketing. Mr. John Borghetti became Virgin Australia’s CEO as Brett Godfrey stepped down as Virgin Blue’s CEO after steering the company through its first ten years, In May 2010.
What people are saying
A few positive reviews coming from Virgin Australia’s passengers has been posted throughout the internet, giving Virgin Australia Airlines a name that stand out amongst other airlines. Some of the reviews are written below:
“We were pleasantly surprised with the legroom, the cabin service and being kept informed throughout the flight.
Have flown a bit but decided to give Virgin a go and we will definitely be using them as much as we can in future.”
—Jan W (Yass, Australia)
“As usual, the flight was on time both departing and arriving. My aisle seat was comfortable and in a good position (164cm tall or short, so I have enough leg room anywhere). Food and beverages were satisfactory airline food and good aussie wine. No complaints. I enjoy travelling with Virgin because the staff are courteous and smiling.”
—Nosila Y (Greater Melbourne, Australia)
“I have been flyng with Virgin particularly since moving to Perth in 2010. I have always flown on the A320 Airbus particularly for the comfort & I have always had pleasant experiences.
I enjoy the choice of flight times available, online booking with seat selection. The flight crews are always accommodating, friendly & very efficient. I have no hesitation recommending Virgin Australia for domestic & international flights…. :)”
—Ngray68 (Joondalup, Australia)
- Website URL: Virgin Australia Website
- Contact number: +61 7 3295 3000
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax Number: +61 7 3839 4024
- Head Office Address: 56 Edmondstone Road, Bowen Hill, Brisbane, Queensland, 4006, Australia
In conclusion, Virgin Australia’s services really made its passengers feel the convenience of flying with them. The luxurious seats and the accommodations given by their friendly, attentive and approachable staff can really make you feel like you’re flying like a king.