From Fridays Australian Newspaper.
VirginBlue is expanding its services after placing 4 additional NG B737's suited for long-haual routes such as Perth.
The order of 182-seat Boeing 737-800's is in addition to an order for smaller B737-700's due for delivery this year.
It is understood the -800's will be fitted with more comfortable seats for trans-Tasman or transcontinental flying.
The first two B737-700's arrive in April & June. Then more arrive starting October. The first -800 will arrive in November.
Although Virgin has not specified where it will fly it's new jets, it is understood that the first arrivals will be foicused on the east-coast & Adelaide routes. Brett godfrey stated that Perth would not be added until at least the second half of this year. Townsville was added on Thursday.
I believe also that VirginBlue have a very cosy relationship with another major (competitor) airline........Things may change in the future??????????