Virgin Australia testing WiFi ahead of expected launch this week for next 3 months- the service is free, although not on all flights. In most instances 30minutes could be free. In the meantime, passengers flying on Boeing 737-800 will be able to connect at no charge during the trial.

Virgin Australia Update- launches flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles in true Californian style

Virgin Australia today launched flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles, bringing the world’s best Business Class, ‘The Business’1, to the route for the first time.

Flight VA23, operated by the airline’s flagship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, departed Melbourne at 11.30am and will land in LA at 9am, meaning both business and leisure travellers can enjoy a full day on the ground.

Virgin Australia Melbourne to Los Angeles Schedule:

Flight Number Route Departs/Arrives Days of the week
VA23 MEL-LAX 1130/0900 Mon, Tu, Thu, Sat, Sun
VA24 LAX-MEL 2055/0545 Tu, Thu, Fri, Sat, Su

1Virgin Australia was voted Best Business Class 2016 for ‘The Business’ by

Virgin Australia Update- awarded ‘Best for Onboard Beverages’

Virgin Australia has been named as Best for Onboard Beverages at the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2017, held in Hamburg this week.

The airline received the global award for The Duo, a customised wine developed in partnership with Barossa Valley winery St Hallett and Fine Wine Partners specifically for consumption at high altitude and to complement ‘The Business’ menu designed by Virgin Australia resident chef Luke Mangan.