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V Australia unveils second phase of expansion
Australia’s new international airline, V Australia, today announced Phuket and Johannesburg as its next two destinations along with a strengthened focus on Melbourne. The airline’s four new direct routes to commence from later this year are: Brisbane to Phuket (twice weekly from 22 November), Melbourne to Phuket (once a week from 3 December), Melbourne to Los Angeles (twice weekly from 1 December), and Melbourne to Johannesburg (from 13 March 2010).
The airline has also lodged an application with the International Air Services Commission for permission and slots to operate flights between Australia and Fiji.
Virgin Blue Airlines Group Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey, said, “We believe our new destinations offer very exciting opportunities… V Australia will be the only airline to offer direct flights from Brisbane to Phuket and Melbourne to Phuket, as well as from Melbourne to South Africa. The March launch of Jo’burg flights will be just in time for fans travelling to South Africa to cheer on the Socceroos at the Soccer (FIFA) World Cup.”
V Australia, a member of the Virgin Blue Airlines group launched in February on the Sydney-Los Angeles route and commenced operations between Brisbane-Los Angeles in April this year.
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