Corporate Traveller

Virgin Australia is changing services to LA

Virgin Australia has announced daily return flights between Brisbane and Los Angeles (LA) starting October 26 2014.

The change is part of a joint venture with Delta Airlines that increases Virgin Australia's current offering on the route by an extra three services per week. 

Virgin Australia will also run two daily services between Sydney and LA.

Virgin Australia's Chief Commercial Officer Judith Crompton said the changes are being made in order to meet commercial and customer objectives.

"Having the right frequency is very important to corporate and leisure customers and moving to daily flights from Brisbane enables us to provide more choice and flexibility to those travelling to and from Queensland," she said.

Virgin Australia was the recipient of Roy Morgan Research's first ever Domestic Business Airline of the Year Award at the Customer Satisfaction Awards in February this year.

Business class cabins flying the Brisbane to LA route will have fully-flat bed seats and premium food and beverages.

In order to increase flights between Brisbane and LA, Virgin Australia will stop direct flights between Melbourne and LA. The last flight on this route will be on October 25 2014.

The departure time of flights from Sydney to LA will be changed so that the arrival time in Los Angeles is earlier in the day. This will also come into effect on October 26 2014.

The adjustments will not affect Virgin Australia's capacity between Australia and the United States.