V Australia Announces Los Angeles-Sydney Launch Route

Australia's newest international airline, V Australia, has announced daily, direct Los Angeles-Sydney flights as its inaugural trans-Pacific route when it takes to the skies on December 15. V Australia Airlines officially starts selling seats today.

V Australia Airlines will offer three classes of travel including International Business, International Premium Economy and International Economy.

"We're not just launching a new route and a new destination—it's our first route as we launch a new international airline for Australia,” said Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Blue co-founder. “The launch of V Australia also means the Virgin Group for the first time will offer a global network of airlines that allow travelers to fly worldwide on Virgin Airlines.”

To celebrate the “go live” sale date, V Australia Airlines is offering American travelers 1,000 International Economy seats between Los Angeles and Sydney for $777 return (internet sale fare-taxes, fees and restrictions apply). Everyday economy fares will start from $2,019 return (exclusive of taxes and government imposed fees). Visit www.vaustralia.com.

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