Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 05 Jan 2012
Total posts 175
Will Virgin Australia unify airline codes? They have DJ and VA. Will they one day make them all VA?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Jan 2012
Total posts 42
I think I heard that this might be happening when they change their reservation system over to Sabre Sonic later this year. It is then believed that travel agents will also have better access for booking and ticketing the same way they do with Qantas bookings..
Member since 23 May 2012
Total posts 178
Virgin Australia will unify its IATA (to possibly VA), ICAO (to VOZ) and Callsign (to Virgin). I am unsure about their change of reservation system to Sonic but Qantas uses Navitaire as well.
Member since 13 Mar 2012
Total posts 12
I'm pretty sure Qantas uses Amadeus for their Res system, Jetstar uses Navitaire.
Yes Captain Crackers you are correct. Qantas uses Amadeus and Jetstar uses Navataire.
Member since 22 Mar 2012
Total posts 85
No, Qantas and Jetstar both use Navataire. Just google navataire and it shows you their client airlines.
I apologise, Virgin Australia uses Navitaire, Virgin Australia International uses Amadeus, Jetstar uses Navitaire and Qantas uses Amadeus (but use to use Navitaire). Both Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia International will switch to SabreSonic
Oh then I guess navitare havent updated their website.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Can they do this now that they have separated ownership of the domestic and international airlines??
Yes they can! Many airlines actually do that. Virgin Blue use to share DJ with Pacific Blue and Polynesian Blue. Another example is Qantas Domestic, Qantas International and QantasLink (the regional version) all use QF. NOTE | Their IATA (the common two digit code) can be the same, but their ICAO (the three digit code) has to be different.
Member since 06 May 2011
Total posts 26
Look at all this changing early next year.
Hope this helps!
UPDATE | Virgin Australia has kept its IATA codes as DJ and VA, but has changed its ICAO code to VOZ and its callsign to VELOCITY.
A bit strange to change it to VELOCITY as its previous callsigns were VIRGIN (which was a lot more suitable) and VEE-OZ (maybe not the best to pick). They claim the callsign was chosen because it ties well with the Virgin Australia brand.
More information: http://australianaviation.com.au/2012/11/velocity-cleared-for-take-off/
UPDATE | Virgin Australia today has announced that starting 14th January 2013, all Virgin Australia flights will start with VA and the DJ flight code wil no longer exist. More information here.
In the end...
IATA: DJ, VA >> VA
ICAO: VOZ, PBL, VAU >> VOZ
Callsign: VEE-OZ, VIRGIN, BLUEBIRD, BIRDY >> VELOCITY
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