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Article from BTNews 5 SEPTEMBER 2016

VA upgrade goes fleet-wide

Virgin Australia’s (VA) award-winning Business Class product, called 'The Business’, is now flying on the airline’s entire wide-body fleet of Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

‘The Business’ has been available on the carrier’s five A330s since August last year, while the final B777 aircraft to be refitted re-entered service last Wednesday as it departed from Sydney for Abu Dhabi. Virgin flies the route three times a week in conjunction with alliance partner Emirates.

Domestically, VA claims to offer the world’s longest and widest Business Class fully lie-flat bed on the Airbus A330s, which fly between the Australia’s east coast and Perth, between Sydney and Melbourne during peak travel periods, and internationally to Fiji from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Features of ‘The Business’ include individual and private suites in a 1+2+1 configuration that convert into the length of a queen-size bed, restaurant-style, hand-delivered fine dining service enabling passengers to eat when they want.

VA offers what is claimed to be the largest in-flight entertainment touch-screen (18in) flying between Australia and North America on the 777, while the A330 features a 16in version.



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