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Virgin Australia News & Information September 2011.

30th September 2011 - VH-YIB DJ558 Adelaide Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIB operating DJ558 Perth - Sydney was passing Whyalla at 32,000ft whe it diverted to Adelaide today. It is not currently clear whether this diversion was medical or technical.

29th September 2011 - VH-VUT Back in Traffic with Business Class.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUT re-entered traffic today as DJ303 Melbourne - Brisbane newly configured in 8J/168Y configuration.

29th September 2011 - Further Melbourne Cancellations.

Following yesterday’s weather issues the following flights were cancelled today:

DJ204 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ252 Canberra - Melbourne

DJ724 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ808 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ810 Sydney - Melbourne

28th September 2011 - Melbourne Weather Chaos.

Severe thunderstorms in the Melbourne area caused Melbourne airport to be closed on three occasions and the following flights to be cancelled:

DJ236 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ243 Melbourne - Adelaide

DJ278 Canberra - Melbourne

DJ287 Melbourne - Canberra

DJ337 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ352 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ745 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ746 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ761 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ873 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ886 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ889 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ899 Melbourne - Sydney


28th September 2011 - VH-XFA Positioning Flight.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFA positioned Perth - Sydney as DJ9063 today having been out of service at Perth since arriving as DJ571 from Sydney on 26 September. On arrival at Sydney the aircraft took up service back to Perth as DJ565.
































19th September 2011 - Expanded V Australia/Delta Codeshares Announced.

It was announced today that Delta will place its code on all V Australia services from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane commencing 6 November 2011. V Australia code will appear on Delta’s Sydney - Los Angeles service. From the same date V Australia will operate from Delta’s Terminal 5 at Los Angeles.







18th September 2011 - VH-VUZ Back in Traffic with Business Class.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUZ re-entered traffic today as DJ1862 Melbourne - Launceston newly configured in 8J/168Y configuration.

18th September 2011 - VH-VUR to Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUR positioned Melbourne - Christchurch overnight as DJ9072.

15th September 2011 - VH-VUU Back in Traffic with Business Class.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUU re-entered traffic today as DJ805 Melbourne - Sydney newly configured in 8J/168Y configuration.

15th September 2011 - VH-YIB Enters Service.

Boeing 737-8FE entered service today operating DJ1231 Brisbane - Rockhampton.

14th September 2011 - VH-VUS to Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUS positioned Melbourne - Christchurch as DJ9070 late tonight.

9th September 2011 - VH-VUV Back in Traffic with Business Class.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUV re-entered traffic today as DJ809 Melbourne - Sydney newly configured in 8J/168Y configuration.

7th September 2011 - VH-YIB Positions to Brisbane.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIB took one step closer to service entry positioning Christchurch - Brisbane today.

5th September 2011 - VH-BZG Back in Traffic with Business Class.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-BZG re-entered traffic today as DJ807 Melbourne - Sydney newly configured in 8J/168Y configuration.

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28th September 2011 - Trans-Continental Business Class Begins.

From today all services on the Brisbane - Perth, Sydney - Perth and Melbourne - Perth routes will operate with a dedicated Business Class cabin. As well as the two Airbus A330-200s twelve Boeing 737-800s are now configured 8J/168Y. These are VH-BZG, VH-VUR, VH-VUS, VH-VUU, VH-VUV, VH-VUZ, VH-YFC, VH-YFE, VH-YFF, VH-YVA, VH-YIA and VH-YIB. Currently under conversion are VH-VUT and VH-VUW.

27th September 2011 - Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFH First Flight.

New Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFH made its first flight today from Renton to Boeing Field.

25th September 2011 - Air New Zealand Increase Stake.

Air New Zealand has increased its stake in Virgin Australia from 14.99% to 19.99%.  Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe has stressed there is no intention for Air New Zealand to launch any kind of takeover. Foreign ownership of Australian airlines is limited to 49%.

25th September 2011 - VH-VUR Back in Traffic with Business Class.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUR re-entered traffic today as DJ725 Melbourne - Coolangatta newly configured in 8J/168Y configuration.

23rd September 2011 - A330-200 moves West Coast Eagles.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFB operated DJ690 Perth - Melbourne this afternoon carrying the West Coast Eagles AFL Team with DJ560 Perth - Sydney being operated by Boeing 737-8KG VH-VUX. On arrival into Melbourne VH-XFB went for maintenance, positioning to Sydney on Monday 26 September as DJ9070 and re-entering service as DJ565 Sydney - Perth. On Sunday 25 September sister VH-XFA operated DJ690 Perth - Melbourne in order to position to operate DJ697 Melbourne - Perth with the West Coast Eagles on board.

22nd September 2011 - VH-VUS Back in Traffic with Business Class.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUS re-entered traffic today as DJ725 Melbourne - Coolangatta newly configured in 8J/168Y configuration.