Virgin Australia flies business class to NZ

Virgin Australia's Boeing 737s will feature leather seats in business class
Virgin Australia’s Boeing 737s will now feature leather seats in business class

Virgin Australia has started offering business class seats on flights to New Zealand.

The new cabin was unveiled on 28 February 2015 on the airline’s SydneyAuckland route. All other trans-Tasman services will be upgraded from 31 March.

A progressive refit of 10 of the airline’s Boeing 737 fleet is currently underway, adding the new leather business class seats in a 2-2 configuration. The seats have a pitch of 38 inches (96.5cm), and passengers in the front cabin will also be offered special menus, priority check-in, boarding and baggage services, amenity kits and newspapers.

“With Virgin Australia’s renowned business class making its inaugural flight across the Tasman tomorrow, this is a significant milestone for Virgin Australia,” said Virgin Australia’s chief commercial officer, Judith Crompton.

“The Trans-Tasman and Pacific Island routes remain a very strong focus for us and importantly, customers travelling in these markets now have more choice when it comes to business and premium leisure travel.”

Virgin Australia operates its trans-Tasman services in a joint venture with Air New Zealand.

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