Virgin Australia

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Virgin Australia
Virgin-logo.svg
IATA
VA
ICAO
VOZ
Callsign
VELOCITY
Founded 2000[1]
Commenced operations 2000
Hubs Auckland Airport, Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport and Sydney Airport
Focus cities Adelaide Airport, Gold Coast Airport and Perth Airport
Frequent-flyer program Velocity Frequent Flyer
Airport lounge Virgin Australia Lounge
Subsidiaries Virgin Australia Regional Airlines
Destinations 50
Headquarters Brisbane

Virgin Australia is a large Australian airline. It started in 2000.[1] From 2000 until 2011, the airline was called Virgin Blue. [2] Virgin Australia flies as both a full-service airline and a low-cost airline, like Ryanair or Southwest Airlines. As of 2016, the airline has a fleet of 108 airplanes and flies to Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu.[3] Virgin Australia is Australia's second largest airline.[4] It is the main competitor for Jetstar Airways and Qantas. In 2014, Virgin Australia bought Tigerair Australia. [5]

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