Thursday, December 17, 2009


This morning at 8.10am Virgin Blue Airline Group's premium long-haul airline, V Australia, will take off with a full Guest load on its inaugural flight from Sydney to Nadi, Fiji.

Today's inaugural flight marks the beginning of new daily services which will add an additional 181 seats a day between the two cities and will further compliment the current flights from Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide to Fiji, operated by sister airline Pacific Blue.

V Australia Executive General Manager, Scott Swift, who will host today's flight said, "Today's launch signals the start of more options for travellers from Australia, with more seats in the market, more competitive pricing and more product range, from our luxurious award-winning International Business class to our spacious Premium Economy and comfortable and affordable Economy cabin.

From its brand new aircraft, attentive in-flight cabin crew, boutique bar, gourmet meals, generous legroom, state-of-the-art award winning in-flight entertainment and unique mood lighting, V Australia offers the finest product in the sky between Australia and Fiji.

"V Australia's full service Business and Premium Economy products are tailor made for the conference and incentive market which will undoubtedly prove a catalyst for an increase in the top end leisure travel market to this region."

"We're sure Guests who have not previously had the opportunity to experience V Australia will be very pleasantly surprised with the space, facilities and service available in all three cabins onboard our brand new Boeing 777 aircraft," Scott Swift finished.

As one of Australia's best loved holiday destinations for couples, honeymooners, adventure seekers and families alike and an easy four hours from Sydney, Fiji and its more than 300 tropical islands offer a slice of heaven on earth with its pristine beaches, tranquil clear blue waters and activity choices from total relaxation to adventure and everything in between.

To celebrate today's launch and just in time for Christmas, V Australia is offering the following 'stocking stuffer sale fares' on sale from today until 5 January 2010:

International Economy:   from $199^ one way on the internet (inclusive of taxes)

International Premium Economy  from $469^ one way on the internet (inclusive of taxes)

International Business   from $649^ one way on the internet (inclusive of taxes)

Virgin Blue Airlines Group's holiday program Blue Holidays also has some great packages on offer including:

Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa from $A1,245.00 per person* from Sydney including return flights to Nadi, Fiji, five nights accommodation in a Classic Room, champagne and breakfast for two daily

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa from $A1,252.00 per person* from Sydney including return flights to Nadi, Fiji and five nights accommodation in a Garden View Room.

Nadi is the third international destination to feature on V Australia's growing network with the launch coming just weeks after the airline commenced services from Brisbane and Melbourne to and from Phuket, Thailand.

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