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Feb 26, 2013

Virgin Australia puts A330 on Brisbane-Perth

Virgin Australia hasn't done anything to scare investors fleet wise in these cautious times during a pitched capacity war with Qantas, but it is linking the two resource capitals of Per

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Virgin Australia hasn’t done anything to scare investors fleet wise in these cautious times during a pitched capacity war with Qantas, but it is linking the two resource capitals of Perth and Brisbane with double daily A330s on working days from 15 May.

There will also be a third return service on the route Monday-Fridays with a 737.

It has also announced its entry with new services to the Brisbane-Bundaberg and Brisbane- Moranbah routes with ATR turbo-props in May and April respectively, adding to the resource industry brawl with Qantas on both sides of the continent.

Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands has reported and analysed the mechanical mobility of humanity since late 1960 - the end of the age of great scheduled ocean liners and coastal steamers and the start of the jet age. He’s worked in newspapers, radio and TV in a wide range of roles as a journalist at home and abroad for 56 years, the last 18 freelance.

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4 thoughts on “Virgin Australia puts A330 on Brisbane-Perth

  1. Itfisher: If the federal government continues to squander the mineral wealth from WA and QLD by pouring it into inefficient rust-bucket industries in NSW & Vic then the continent will lurch so far to the south east that in a few years time airlines won’t require ETOP’s clearance to fly from Aus to South America – you might even be able to do it in one hop with an early model 787-800.

  2. I don’t want to get into an argument about which part of the country is keeping Australia financially afloat, or how most of the nation’s mineral wealth end up in the pockets of international companies, but if the miners dig up much more from ‘up north’ we could find our continent slipping south.