Low Fares Airline of The Week: Virgin Australia Airlines

You cannot visit Australia without flying Virgin Australia Airlines. For years the Australian flag carrier Qantas ruled the air with semi-state monopoly pricing.
Just like Ireland in the 80’s, travel was regulated by government. Prices were high. Air travel was for the rich.
The Ireland Dublin-London route is similar to the Melbourne Sydney route in terms of distance, cost and historically high prices. Enter Virgin Australia Airlines which has grown to become Australia’s second-largest airline and the largest Virgin flag carrier in the world. as well as the largest by fleet size to use the Virgin brand.
Founded in 2000 by Richard Branson with 2 aircraft, Virgin took advantage of Ansetts collapse on September 11th 2001 and has been growing ever since.

The airline has grown to directly serve 29 cities in Australia with a mixture of  Boeing, Embraer jets and Airbus and Boeing widebody jets.

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