TOUCHDOWN! VIRGIN AUSTRALIA AND UNITED AIRLINES TO FLY HIGH IN PARTNERSHIP LAUN
Virgin Australia and United Airlines will celebrate the ink drying on their new partnership with a launch at Gate 60, Sydney International Airport, today (Tuesday) at 8.00am. The media event, ahead of United’s first San Francisco flight under the new partnership (UA870) will be hosted by Virgin Australia CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka and United Airlines’ Managing Director of International Sales, Marcel Fuchs. In typical Virgin Australia and United Airlines’ style, the partnership will be launched with much fanfare from dancing cheerleaders and Aussie surfers to free donut and pretzel giveaways, it is sure to be an event to be remembered. To conclude festivities, Jayne and Marcel, along with cabin crew from each respective airline, will cut a ceremonial ribbon to mark the start of the new partnership, which significantly expands seamless travel opportunities and trade between Australia and the Unites States. Alone, the partnership for Virgin Australia will triple the airline’s reach into the Americas (USA, Mexico and the Caribbean) from Tuesday. Virgin Australia was relaunched 18 months ago and has undergone a significant transformation in that time with a renewed focus on its heartland customer. The airline recently announced a new partnership with Qatar Airways and will resume international services to Bali on 15 June 2022 and Queenstown, NZ in December 2022. The airline already operates daily flights to Fiji. United Airlines will expand their Australian services from 2 June 2022 with the return of the carrier’s popular Melbourne-San Francisco route.