Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 04 Sep 2018
Total posts 5
I flew on a Virgin Australia A330 recently and one of the cabin crew told me that VA have sold 2xA330's (or are in the process of) to Virgin Atlantic. Wondering if this is gossip or true?
Member since 13 Sep 2013
Total posts 114
Likely gossip. I've typically found that the cabin crew know less than anyone when it comes to airline goss.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 Nov 2017
Total posts 79
Highly likely a rumour. VA doesn't own their A330s, they lease all 6 of them.First batch of them come off lease in mid 2022 (10 year term per A330).
Member since 07 Aug 2013
Total posts 119
Not selling, just transferring lease.
Originally Posted by Dan22
Doubt a330s are profitable to fly to Bali - low premium yeild. Qantas has a greater frequent flyer base so guess they were able to make it work for them. Really wouldn't know where else virgin could fly to. China and HK failed. Japan is covered with ANA partnership. America's done. Singapore too. Maybe reinstate the Perth to Abu Dhabi on an A330 that never eventuated when they announced it back in 2017. Fill the gap that Etihad couldn't continue. When I think about it seems like a bit of a waste having a long haul international arm when they only serve 2 destinations. Should just rely on codeshares and keep domestic and short haul international as base business.
Member since 02 Dec 2016
Total posts 104
So selling, not selling, either way, does this mean VA are reducing their A332s by 2?
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