Archive | July, 2010

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Virgin Blue Evaluating Additional Widebody Options

An Emirates A330 departs Dubai. Photo: AirSpace user Chipmunker In a move to expand and bring profitability to long-haul subsidiary V Australia, the Virgin Blue Group is evaluating options to introduce at least six medium-sized widebody aircraft to its fleet by early next year, according to a source familiar with the matter.“V Australia is in […]

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With Second Virgin PR Rep Sacked, Where is Virgin Going?

A mere month ago at an aviation gathering, I sat next to a Virgin Blue PR rep who was still distraught over the previous week’s firing of the group’s GM of Public Affairs, Heather Jeffery. The move occurred only three days after former Qantas executive John Borghetti took over from founder Brett Godfrey, a timing […]

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Virgin Blue May Shift V Aus Flights to Pacific Blue; Delays Break-Even for V Aus

Virgin Blue could shift some of its V Australia routes to Pacific Blue, whose B737-800 is seen touching down at New Zealand’s Christchurch. Photo: Will Horton.The Virgin Blue Group has affirmed its commitment to a number of its destinations but acknowledges it could shift some flights operated by its long-haul and full-service V Australia subsidiary […]

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