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Virgin Australia (DJ)

Virgin Blue is Australia’s second-largest airline and offers low-cost flight services. It is part of the Virgin Group that also includes Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America and others. It is based out of Brisbane, Australia and services destinations like Vancouver, Sydney, Fiji, Bali, Johannesburg and New York among others.

Identity Card

  • IATA code: DJ
  • Number of serviced cities: 28 destinations
  • Main hub: Brisbane Airport (BNE)
  • Fleet: 74 aircraft
  • Loyalty rewards program: Velocity Rewards

History of Virgin Blue

Virgin’s Australian part was first established in August 2000 and was named Virgin Blue. It began with just 2 aircraft, both of which were Boeing 737s. The service began first with several daily flights between Brisbane and Sydney. Over the last decade, this small network has expanded to also include other Australian cities as well as popular tourist destinations in other parts of the world. Soon after Virgin Blue took off, Ansett Australia failed, leaving an opportune gap in Australia’s air service. Virgin Blue stepped in and became the country’s second largest air carrier. At this time Virgin Blue also entered into a codeshare agreement with United Airlines.

In 2006 Virgin Blue began exploring more agreements with other airlines to better their service and their routes for the passengers. Virgin Blue shares frequent flyer points with Emirates Airline, Malaysian Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines. In 2007 the airline opened a route with Vietnam Airlines from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City. From there, passengers with Virgin Blue can fly onwards with Vietnam Airlines to many other world-wide destinations.

Travel with Virgin Blue: practical information

  • Onboard Services

    • Meals: There is an in-flight menu from which different items can be purchased (with cash or credit card). It includes snacks, sandwiches, refreshments and other drinks.
    • Entertainment: Virgin Voyageur is Virgin Blue’s in-flight magazine. There is also live television with movies and other fun programming.
  • Baggage Allowances

    • Cabin: 1 piece is permitted weighing up to 7 kg. It cannot exceed the dimensions of 23 x 34 x 48 cm. On top of this one garment bag or suit pack or other small briefcase may be carried.
    • Checked: With the ‘Go’/Blue Saver fare there is no free baggage allowance. It costs $8 to check one bag up to 23 kg. With Flexible Fare there is 23 kg of free baggage allowances. With the Economy fare, passengers can bring 32 kg.
    • Excess: For Australian domestic flights there is a fee of AU$10/kg on luggage weighing more than the allowed 23 kg. For flights to New Zealand the fee is NZ$10/og on luggage weighing more than the allowed 23 kg.

Discounts and Special Offers

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