Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia, formerly known as Virgin Blue Airlines, is the second largest airline in Australia headquartered in Brisbane. The airline offers a blend of both low-cost and full-service options so that passengers can tailor their flying experience to suit their needs. Initially founded in 1999 under the name of Virgin Blue, the airline currently flies to over 50 destinations and holds codeshare agreements with many airlines including Etihad Airways. With four operating hubs at Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, Virgin Australia has a huge fleet of over 110 aircraft and flies both domestic and international flights. Regular passengers with Virgin Australia may consider becoming a part of the Velocity Frequent Flyer program to enjoy exclusive perks.

*This information is correct as of April 2017

Why Fly with Virgin Australia

How to Check in

Passengers catching flights with Virgin Australia are able to check-in in a number of different ways whether it’s online, by mobile or at the airport depending on your needs. Checking in over the web is available from 24 hours up to 90 minutes before international flights and 48 hours before domestic flights. Alternatively, checking in at the airport is just as easy by visiting a Virgin Australia counter. On domestic flights you will need to check in at least 45 minutes before flight times, while on international journeys this is increased to 90 minutes. Make sure you get to the airport well in advance of check in deadlines in case of long queues.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

All passengers flying with Virgin Australia are allowed to bring baggage to check in as part of the fare except those with a Go fare. Baggage allowances vary depending on your destination and fare type, so be sure to check directly with the airline for accurate information about your flight. All travelers are also entitled to bring hand baggage on board flights free of charge - on all flights you are allowed to bring up to 7kg of hand baggage. Be advised that excess baggage will incur fees, so make sure you only bring what you need with you. It is possible to purchase additional baggage - check with the airline as rates vary depending on the flight.


Virgin Australia flights offer a number of cabin classes so you can enjoy a standard that suits your needs. As well as a regular Economy Class, Virgin Australia flights offer a Premium Class and Business Class for those looking for a superior traveling experience. In Premium Class you can enjoy perks such as additional legroom to stay comfortable, while in Business Class passengers are treated to luxurious seating and an exclusive gourmet menu.

Booking Fees

There are no hidden charges applicable when booking flights with Virgin Australia.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.