Traditionally we start off the week with updates on new routes and services from low-cost airlines as well as traditional carriers. Read thepost and stay updated. Let us begin with the Old Continent.
The Luton-based low-cost carrier easyJet strengthens its position in Edinburgh by setting up three direct routes: Ediburgh – Athens, Ediburgh – Tenerife and Ediburgh – Grenoble. The keywords are city getaways, skiing and sunbathing. The flights will be in operation in September.
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Virgin Blue Group announced that it would be expanding services on five their routes from Melbourne Airport. Pacific Blue will increase services from Melbourne to Denpasar from five weekly to daily and from October 31 and will also increase services from Melbourne to Christchurch from four weekly flights to daily
In December, V Australia will operate an additional weekly service from Melbourne to Los Angeles (three times a week), Johannesburg (three times a week) and Phuket (twice a week). This announcement follows the Virgin Blue Group increases in May from Melbourne to Fiji and Denpasar.
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Low cost airline Air Asia X announced that it would increase its daily service from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur. The increased frequencies will double the current schedule of seven flights per week to fourteen from the beginning of July.
Other recent positive international announcements for Melbourne Airport have included Qatar Airways increasing capacity to daily and V Australia commencing services to Johannesburg following the success of Los Angeles and Phuket. Additionally, the domestic market has seen Tiger Airways commence services to Brisbane and Jetstar increasing services to Cairns earlier this year.
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Virgin America has announced that it has partnered with V Australia and Virgin Blue to allow each airline’s loyalty program members to earn points when taking flights on the three Virgin-branded airlines.
The partnership means that guests flying on Virgin America, V Australia, and Virgin Blue will all be able to earn credit for their flights that will be redeemable under any of the carrier’s frequent flyer programs. Guests will be now able to earn points on any of the carriers they choose.
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Melbourne Airport welcomed announcement of new connection. Low cost airline V Australia operated yesterday its inaugural flight from Johannesburg. The service from Melbourne to Johannesburg will be available twice a week.
Johannesburg is V Australia’s third international destination from Melbourne, with services to Los Angeles and Phuket both launched in December last year. That same month Melbourne Airport also welcomed inaugural flights from Qatar Airways and Viva Macau. The airport now boasts 26 international airlines.
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Long haul airline Virgin Atlantic has announced that Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold and Silver Cardmembers will now be able to receive additional benefits when flying on V Australia and Virgin Blue.
The airlines’ frequent flyer programs first joined forces in July last year when they launched an agreement which allowed Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club Members and V Australia‘s Velocity Members to earn Velocity Points or Flying Club Miles on both V Australia and Virgin Atlantic flights.
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Melbourne Airport and Viva Macau are going to increase services from Melbourne, with an additional weekly flight commencing from March 28 this year. The announcement comes after Viva Macau’s decision to temporarily suspend its service to Sydney.
Viva Macau launched services from Melbourne in December 2009 – the third international airline that month to commence flights from Melbourne Airport for the first time.
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Australian Open organisers are proud to announce the signing of a new sponsorship deal with V Australia, the international airline of Virgin Blue Airlines Group. V Australia will be known as the official airline of the Australian Open and the Brisbane International.
The new partnership will see all Tennis Australia staff travel with V Australia internationally and Virgin Blue domestically.
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Delta Air Lines and the Virgin Blue Airlines Group announced they will implement their first codeshare flights beginning in January 2010. The flights mark the beginning of a previously announced marketing alliance between Delta and Virgin Blue’s long-haul airline – V Australia – to offer customers access to more destinations across the Pacific as well as reciprocal airport lounge and frequent flyer benefits.
Six routes are available for codeshare booking by Delta and V Australia customers for connecting travel. Virgin Blue customers may now book tickets for travel beginning Jan. 18 on Delta-operated flights between Los Angeles and Cincinnati, New York-JFK, Orlando and Salt Lake City. Delta customers may now book tickets for travel beginning Feb. 15 on Virgin Blue-operated flights between Sydney and Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia.
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Melbourne Airport welcomes Viva Macau to Victoria as the airline launched their inaugural services in and out of Melbourne. The twice weekly flights provide even more services for Victorian travellers and those visiting Victoria, creating opportunities for increased business and leisure travel between the two regions.
Viva Macau is the third international airline to commence services from Melbourne Airport over the last fortnight, following V Australia on December 1 and Qatar Airways on December 6. Stage one of Melbourne Airport’s international terminal expansion was opened to the public last week.
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