In the wake of the Qantas grounding Virgin Australia today sneakily
introduced the sale of Business Class tickets on the Sydney-Brisbane
Sydney-Melbourne & Melbourne-Brisbane services ahead of schedule.
Virgin Australia Business Class flights on these routes will
be available on all services from 18 January and will be operated primarily on
their new or refitted Boeing 737 aircraft and in some instances with the
airlines Airbus A330 aircraft that currently operates their Sydney Perth
Business Class services.
Virgin Australia CEO
John Borghetti said: “Following the
successful introduction of Business Class on Virgin Australia trans-continental
services, we are pleased to announce that Business Class on the
Sydney-Melbourne-Brisbane Triangle is available for sale today, ahead of
“Our new Business Class product is a key part
of our strategy to reposition Virgin Australia as the airline of choice for all
market sectors. Providing an excellent product on the Triangle is a key priority
for us, with routes such as Melbourne-Sydney among the busiest in the world.
“In line with our
commitment to providing excellent value, we will be offering the most
competitively priced fares in the market, with fares starting from as little as
$559.00 one way”, Mr Borghetti said.
Business Class on Virgin Australia’s Boeing 737 has 8 seats
with 38inch (95 cm) seat pitch in two rows and have a 2-2 seating
config/layout. Business Class on the Airbus A330 has 27 60+ inch (150+ cm) seat
pitch seats across 4 rows with a 2-2-2 seating configuration in the first row
and 2-3-2 in the remaining business class rows.
Virgin Australia Business Class tickets on these routes have
been introduced at the following prices
One Way Price