Sir Richard Branson, chairman of Virgin Group, announced today that V Australia will launch direct flights between Johannesburg, South Africa and Melbourne, Australia early next year.
The new announcement is just in time for travelers seeking alternative airlines to the FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg, with V Australia flights beginning in March 2010.
Operating a brand new fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, V Australia offers three classes of service, including International Business, International Premium Economy and International Economy.
Flights from Johannesburg to Melbourne are scheduled for take off March 13, 2010 and will operate twice a week, with connections to other Australian cities including Sydney and Brisbane.
V Australia also announced plans to offer “super specials” to Australia shortly, increasing competition for flights between South Africa and Australia.