Thursday, May 26, 2011

More Mackay Airport News - Virgin Australia to Offer Business Class Service to Mackay and a New Lounge

Source: The Queensland Business Review

Virgin Australia will become the first carrier since 2004 to offer business class air travel to and from Mackay when it launches its luxury services along with a new lounge by the end of this year.

The announcement from CEO and Managing Director John Borghetti, who was in Mackay this week to co-host a function for Members of the Queensland State Parliament, says the region is an important market for the country.

It is the gateway to many of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations and also boasts a strong mining industry which attracts business travellers” Borghetti says.

Virgin Australia are in the process of rolling out a new Business Class product across their Boeing B737 fleet. Travellers to and from Mackay will be able to experience new levels of comfort and in-flight service before the end of 2011.

There has also been an announcement of a new Virgin Australia lounge at Mackay Airport, which comes in the wake of a $3.5 million upgrade of the airport terminal (see Blog post HERE). It is also one becoming one of the busiest airports in regional Australia.

Virgin Australia currently operates 41 services each week between Sydney and Brisbane to Mackay with more than 4,640 seats across Boeing B737 and Embraer E-170 and E-190 Regional Jet aircraft.

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