Virgin Australia will spread the wings of its newly-refurbished Airbus A330s onto more international routes this year with Melbourne-Nadi and Brisbane-Nadi (Fiji) next on the agenda.
Come late June 2016, the A330 fleet – now fitted with ‘The Business’, Virgin Australia’s new business class – "will be flying more internationally with services from Brisbane and Melbourne to Fiji in peak periods to commence from late June 2016," a Virgin Australia spokesperson has confirmed with Australian Business Traveller.
The move follows “the successful introduction of the wide body aircraft between Sydney and Fiji in early 2015.”
It's a significant step up from the reclining business class seats on Virgin Australia’s Boeing 737 aircraft currently seen on both domestic flights and shorter international flights to New Zealand and Fiji.
The Business comprises a true international-grade fully-flat bed with direct aisle access for every guest, a plethora of storage options surrounding the seat, a personal fixed inflight entertainment system and power ports to fuel and recharge gadgets like laptops, tablets and smartphones.
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Virgin Australia will roster the A330 on Melbourne-Nadi flights every Saturday between June 25 and October 8 2016 and on Brisbane-Nadi each Sunday from June 26 to October 2.
The airline will also upgrade Sydney-Nadi to the A330 on Saturdays over the busy Easter peak period between March 26 and April 23, and again on Saturdays from June 25 to October 8.
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