V Australia pulled out all the stops last Friday when its first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft landed at LAX during its stopover en-route from the Boeing factory in Seattle to Australia. On hand to greet Sir Richard Branson and his V Australia team were LA’s Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a crowd of travel agents, tour operators and media.
February 27 is V Australia’s launch date for its historic transpacific inaugural flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. The airline will initially operate three weekly direct services before ramping up to daily flights March 21 following the delivery of additional 777-300ER aircraft. V Australia has also confirmed Wednesday, April 8 as the launch date for direct Los Angeles-Brisbane flights, with three weekly direct flights. V Australia will operate from the LAX’s recently renovated Terminal 3. In preparation for its February launch, V Australia has opened a U.S. sales office in Los Angeles.
See more from the event in the slide show below.