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V Australia Boeing 777-300ER Fleet List

Current V Australia Boeing 777-300ER Routes

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V Australia was launched as the International sister airline to Virgin Blue on February 27 2009 when Boeing 777-300ER VH-VOZ left Sydney for Los Angeles. The airline was named V Australia due to a clause in the contract when Singapore Airlines bought a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic that precluded the use of the Virgin name on any other International airline.

As well as the Sydney - Los Angeles route V Australia also launched services from Brisbane and Melbourne - Los Angeles, Melbourne - Johannesburg, from Melbourne and Brisbane to Phuket and from Sydney - Nadi. The Phuket and Nadi routes were far too leisure oriented for the Premium heavy layout of the V Australia Boeing 777-300ER whilst the Melbourne - Johannesburg route was required to take a northerly track due to ETOPS restrictions that added several hours to the journey.

V Australia Boeing 777-300ER operations have since been rationalised to the core Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane - Los Angeles routes plus a new Sydney - Abu Dhabi service which is tied in to Virgin Australia’s partnership with Etihad Airlines.

The Boeing 777-300ERs are configured in a 3 Class layout with 33 flat bed Business Class seats in a 2-3-2 configuration with a 77 inch pitch, 40 Premium Economy seats in a 2-4-2 configuration with a 38 inch pitch and 280 Economy seats in a 3-3-3 configuration with a 32 inch pitch.  

The aircraft are equipped with the RED on demand in flight entertainment system offering personal screens at all seats with touch screen and handset controls. A mood lighting system is featured throughout the aircraft.

Boeing 777-300ER

Virgin Australia Aircraft Types.