Does anyone know if Virgin fly the A330 on Saturday as VA181 and VA182?

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VAFlyer

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 12 Aug 2015

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Does anyone know if Virgin fly the A330 on Saturday as VA181 and VA182? i have booked seats on the A330 but on flightaware and flightradar24 they have shown only 738 aircrafts for the last few Saturday's. Anyone able to clarify? Thank you.

tronek

Velocity Platinum

Member since 10 May 2013

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They ran the A330 on that route for 3 weeks in April last year and it looks like they are probably doing the same this year as well. I don't know why they would need the extra capacity to Fiji in April.

GregXL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2014

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School holidays?

tronek

Velocity Platinum

Member since 10 May 2013

Total posts 93

Sounds good to me

riley

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Mar 2014

Total posts 358

Also I recall at the time of them announcing the A330 would do selected periods on Fiji, they mentioned the demand for premium seats on the sector. Obviously the 8 domestic class J seats were getting filled. 

I would hazard a guess that these leisure sectors are a good points empty for many, particularly J. VA could potentially roster on the A330 in conjunction with velocity having "sold" a large chunk of the premium cabin to rewards seats.

Boof

Member since 29 Aug 2013

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Announced back in Novemeber 2015 the following A330 services to Nadi:

  • Sydney each Saturday over the Easter period between 26 March to 23 April 2016 and from 25 June to 08 October 2016;
  • Melbourne each Saturday from 25 June to 08 October 2016; and
  • Brisbane each Sunday from 26 June to 02 October 2016
Helps with J class demand, higher Y class demand, and importantly utilisation of the A330's as they sit around a lot on the weekends these days now things have slowed down in WA. 

VAFlyer

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 12 Aug 2015

Total posts 7

Great, thanks Boof and others for your responses. Looking forward to trying the new business class with family.

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