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Photos: Virgin Australia 737 and A330 debut at Sydney with Sir Richard Branson #NewVirgin

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Photo: Virgin Australia 737 and A330 arrive in Sydney #NewVirgin

Two re-branded aircraft have met in Sydney for the airline’s official re-launch as Virgin Australia. Boeing 737-800 VH-YFC arrived first from Christchurch, where it had been re-painted, and Airbus A330-200 VH-XFB arrived from Malaysia’s Subang where it had been re-painted.  

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Photos: Virgin Blue’s new Sky Interior 737 revealed

Virgin Blue’s (Australia’s?) first Sky Interior Boeing 737 aircraft, VH-YFC, entered commercial service this weekend and photos are already coming in.Photos of the all-economy 180 seat aircraft depict a simple and nondescript gray and black leather interior, a sharp departure from the carrier’s current bright blue and red seats. Even the carrier’s forthcoming A330 aircraft […]

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A look at the 737-400 fleet Qantas is retiring and selling

All 21 CFM56-3C-1-powered aircraft in the Qantas Group’s Boeing 737-400 fleet, which it is reportedly looking to retire and sell this year, range from 14 to 21 years old, according to Flightglobal’s ACAS database. The aircraft have each accumulated between approximately 44,000 and 63,000 flight hours across 29,000 to 40,000 cycles, ACAS shows. Of the […]

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Virgin Blue gears up for first Sky Interior 737

Boeing’s Sky Interior as seen as a Norwegian 737. Photo: Boeing Virgin soon-not-Blue’s first Boeing 737 with the Sky Interior is expected to arrive in Brisbane Tuesday morning, according to sources familiar with the matter. Virgin Blue took delivery of the aircraft, registered VH-YFC, last Friday. YFC bears an all white paint scheme and features […]

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Virgin Orders 50x 737s, But Where’s The -900ER?

A 737-800 takes off from Melbourne Tullamarine. (Photo: Will Horton)Whatever April Fool’s pranks punters come up with–787 in-flight restaurant, hologram IFE–Boeing can relax knowing it has today signed an agreement with Virgin Blue for 50 B737-800s with 25 options and 30 purchase rights for delivery from next year until 2017.The order is the largest in […]

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Virgin Blue Half-Year Earnings Press Conference

After an hour the Virgin Blue half-year earnings press conference is still going on, but here are some highlights:Financial results Virgin Blue posts A$62.5m profit after tax for the six months to December 2009 compared with a $101.4m loss in the same period a year earlier. Virgin Blue’s half-year profit was $4.5m more than that […]

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