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Virgin Australia marks 10 years of int’l service

written by WOFA | January 29, 2014
Virgin Australia celebrated 10 years on Int'l services on January 29. (Rob Finlayson)
Virgin Australia has marked 10 years of international services. (Rob Finlayson)

Virgin Australia has marked the 10th anniversary of its first international flight, DJ007 between Christchurch and Brisbane on January 29 2004, by announcing eight new codeshare agreements.

The new codeshares are with Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines on services to Seattle, Boston, Zurich, Minsk, Medina, Rome, Athens and Brunei.

“Over the past 10 years, we have operated over 100,000 international flights, carrying around 15 million passengers,” chief commercial officer Judith Crompton said in a statement. “Our strategy of flying into key international hubs and creating a virtual global network with our alliance partners has brought significant benefits for consumers and for our business.”


  • Branko


    I believe you meant to say ‘Etihad Airways’ instead of ‘Emirates Airline’.

    • australianaviation.com.au


      Yep, fixed thanks.

  • andrew


    Great milestone from (in my experience) a great airline..

    My only gripe is that I still can’t book a flight from Abu Dhabi to Australia on their web site. Can book a code share flight through Etihad, however I can’t access a premium economy seat (Etihad don’t have premium economy) so I end up using someone else!!

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