17 APRIL 2017

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Article from BTNews 17 APRIL 2017

Hands across the Pacific

Transpacific services took on a new look last week as Delta Air Lines and joint venture partner Virgin Australia celebrated the expansion of their joint network with the launch of Virgin’s direct service between Los Angeles and Melbourne.

Virgin Australia now operates five weekly flights on the route using the B777-300ER, giving Delta customers direct access to Melbourne and complementing the existing service offered by the partners.

The two carriers between them now have 25 weekly flights between Australia and the US and round-trip connectivity from 230 destinations in the Americas to 49 across Australia and New Zealand.

The network is made up of the airlines flying twice daily between Los Angeles and Sydney and daily between Los Angeles and Brisbane, a partnership that they say benefits both airlines by giving passengers access to a broader network.

Delta regional sales Ranjam Goswami said: “Delta and Virgin Australia continue to differentiate themselves as leading carriers in the US – Australia market, from boosting service to key destinations to mutually investing in top customer experience.”

Delta’s premium cabin Delta One, alongside Virgin Australia’s Business Class product, The Business, means the alliance is the only transpacific line-up that consistently offers full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in Business Class.

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