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Virgin Atlantic To Australia?  
User currently offlineNorthwest 777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

With the addition of Virgin Blue in Australia and the recent investment from Singapore Airlines, does this mean that soon Virgin Atlanitc might start flying service to Australia with a stop in Singapore? It seems logical enough to me. Also, what kind of plane would be most logical for that flight; A340 or 744.

I'm also looking to find out if a rumor I heard about Virgin possibly ordering 777s is true so if anyone has heard anything about that I would appreciate hearing about it.


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User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Virgin and Australia would be nice but they already have a code share with MAS over Kuala Lumpur, a tie up with Ansett over HKG and are 49% owned by Singapore.

It probably will happen, but the context will have to fall within the UK/Australia agreements.

As far as equipment is concerned, either type would be fine and the A3XX would be ideal (in "Backpacker fit" )

As far as the B777 situation is concerned, Virgin did place returnable deposits on a small number of delivery positions (two I think) and then gave a questionnaire to passengers about big twins over water.

The resulting 80%+ request NOT to use twins was amajor factor in Virgin selling on those positions and ordering A340-600s.

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