V Australia is a new trans-pacific airline set to take off in December 2008, and is a member of the Virgin Blue Group. The airline came about as a result of the Australian and United States Open Skies agreement, whereby airlines including V Australia have been granted unlimited access to the Trans-Pacific route.
The airline will fly to Los Angeles daily from Sydney and three times weekly from Brisbane. Connecting flights across the United States will be available with V Australia’s airline partner, North West Airlines.
V Australia Travel Classes
V Australia will operate as a full service airline, offering complimentary meals and beverages across all classes. The cabin will contain International Economy, International Premium Economy and International Business Classes. V Australia’s connectivity technology means that passengers in all classes will be able to send and receive SMSs and emails in flight.
Seats in the International Business cabin will offer legroom of 1.95 metres and convert into fully flat beds. Meals are served at a time suitable to the passenger. Priority check in and boarding are benefits available. Lounge access is available for international business passengers.
International Premium Economy
20 inch wide seats, with a 9 inch recline, ensure that travellers in Premium Economy arrive relaxed at their destination. Noise cancelling headsets are provided to enjoy the inflight entertainment.
In the international economy class, a seat pitch of 32 inches offers a generous amount of space to relax. The cabin is laid out in a 3-3-3 format.
V Australia Frequent Flyer - Velocity
Passengers on V Australia flights may earn points to spend in the Velocity rewards programme. Membership is free, and benefits include free flights. Points can also be accrued through flights with airline partners in the scheme, including Hawaiian Airlines, Skywest and Polynesian Blue.