VIRGIN Australia has announced a range of enhancements to its trans-Tasman offerings, including the rollout of in-flight internet access on all services from Australia to Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Queenstown.
The expanded product will also include a “substantial meal and drink” in all fares, along with at least 23kg of luggage and increased Velocity Frequent Flyer points and status credits.
The changes become effective from 28 Oct, when VA’s existing trans-Tasman alliance with Air New Zealand expires.
New benefits for Velocity members also apply to other short-haul international destinations including a minimum of five points per dollar to NZ, Bali, Fiji and Samoa.
Platinum, Gold and Silver members receive up to 10 points per dollar spent.
VA has also today confirmed a new codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines on SQ’s four weekly flights between Melbourne and Wellington.