Does Virgin Australia still fly Sydney to Auckland?

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aero-seat

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 23 May 2012

Total posts 178

Does Virgin Australia still fly Sydney to Auckland? I checked today for a flight to see the international service and it on some days it only shows up Air New Zealand flights with DJ codes.

CL9

Member since 22 Mar 2012

Total posts 85

No, sadly not. All Virgin Australia (DJ) operated SYD-NZ flights have ceased, being replaced with Air New Zealand's range of SYD-AKL flights including B777,B767 and A320. Sorry to give you the news because nobody likes flying SYD-AKL on one of their A320's. Happy travels for you.

aero-seat

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 23 May 2012

Total posts 178

Virgin Australia doesn't have any A320s, it operates 737-800s

yeamanator132

Member since 28 Apr 2012

Total posts 17

Yes Virgin Australia doesn't have any A320s, but Air New Zealand does,who operate this route.

aklrunway

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2011

Total posts 172

Yes they do still operate on this route. Flight DJ54 departs Sydney at 7:50pm and arrives Auckland at 12:55am+1. This service only operates on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

aero-seat

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 23 May 2012

Total posts 178

Thanks aklrunway, the thing is it's that it is at an inconvinient time.

John Walton

Member since 03 Jan 2011

Total posts 86

Welcome to travelling across the Tasman. Since most trans-Tasman planes are NZ-based for cost reasons, westbound flights are disproportionately in the early morning as they leave their bases, and eastbound flights are disproporationately in the late evening as they return.

Amjid

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Dec 2012

Total posts 34

I'd go with EK. Nothing beats the A380 morning service to AKL (with an evening return service). If heading to CHC, the 777 is a little crampy in Y, though still better than anything else on offer by VA, NZ or QF.

CL9

Member since 22 Mar 2012

Total posts 85

Great advice, I agree, unfortunately over a year late.

074061

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 25 Apr 2013

Total posts 262

Nothing beats the small cubicle that you can fit half your room into - but LAN sure isn't bad.

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