Twenty years ago when Virgin Blue launched, it had a simple mission. The airline was built to bring low fares to a continent where few were to be found. Since that time, the airline — which is now known as Virgin Australia — has done nothing but add complexity to … Read the post
Tucked down in the corner of the world, Australia is usually not the first place to come to mind for, well, just about anything. But right now, it’s by far the most interesting aviation market in the world.
I’m not just talking about the Chilean … Read the post
Australian travelers know Virgin Blue as the number two competitor to Qantas, but within a couple of days, the name will be gone. Ok, so I’m just being dramatic. The airline is simply changing its name to Virgin Australia (or so it’s expected). That, of course, begs the question . … Read the post
Anyone been paying attention to things down under lately? Virgin Blue has a new boss, and he’s apparently bringing his previous experience with Qantas with him. There are going to be a lot of changes in the next year, and those will all be aimed at targeting the business traveler… Read the post
Just a little heads up before we get to the weekly links … I’ll be at the National Business Travel Association NBTA conference next week so my posting schedule may be a little off. I will do my best to keep a regular schedule. If you’ll be at the show, … Read the post
You know all those low fares we’ve seen on US to Australia routes lately? That’s because with two new entrants, there’s way too much capacity out there and everyone involved is bleeding as they fight for traffic. Now, those two new entrants, Delta and V Australia/Virgin Blue have decided to … Read the post
Cranky is on vacation, but I’ve lined up some excellent guest bloggers for you while I’m gone. Today I have a guest who prefers to go only by “The Cardinal.” The Cardinal doesn’t pull punches, so hopefully this will generate some good discussion on both sides.
We take as … Read the post
You may have heard of Australia’s second largest airline, Virgin Blue, but you probably haven’t heard of V Australia. That’s because until yesterday, it didn’t really exist.
V Australia is Virgin Blue’s new long haul arm. It launched officially yesterday as the US and Australia signed an open skies agreement … Read the post