Virgin Australia is a large Australian airline. It started in 2000. From 2000 until 2011, the airline was called Virgin Blue. Virgin Australia flies as both a full-service airline and a low-cost airline, like Ryanair or Southwest Airlines. As of 2016, the airline has a fleet of 108 airplanes and flies to Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu. Virgin Australia is Australia's second largest airline. It is the main competitor for Jetstar Airways and Qantas. In 2014, Virgin Australia bought Tigerair Australia.
|Founded||1999 (as Virgin Blue)|
|Commenced operations||31 August 2000|
|Frequent-flyer program||Velocity Frequent Flyer|
|Company slogan||This is how we fly|
|Parent company||Virgin Australia Holdings|
|Headquarters||Bowen Hills, Brisbane|
|Revenue||A$4.7 billion (2015) |
|Operating income||A-$49 million (2015)|
|Total assets||A$5.8 billion (2015)|
|Total equity||A$1 billion (2015)|
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- From their foundation until January 2013, Virgin Blue/Virgin Australia and Pacific Blue used the IATA code 'DJ'. From its foundation Virgin Australia International Airlines (formerly known as V Australia) operated under a different IATA code, 'VA'. Use of the two codes continued from the May 2011 company reorganisation and rebranding until January 2013, with the long-haul flights operated by the Boeing 777 fleet using the 'VA' code. In January 2013 use of the IATA code 'DJ' was discontinued and all flights now use the code 'VA'.