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    It has just been announced that Australia's second biggest airline 'Virgin Australia' is set to go into voluntary administration following a meeting earlier today. The airline first entered the industry as Virgin Blue in 2000 and was rebranded as Virgin Australia in 2012, also operating 'V Australia' from 2008 to 2011. The airline was previously winner of the best low-cost airline in the Asia/Pacific region in the Skytrax 2002 Airline of the Year Survey and was also recognised as the most attractive employer in Australia in 2015 at the annual Randstad Award.

    As of 2020 the airline operates a fleet of:

    x6 - Airbus A330-200
    x8 - ATR-72-600
    x2 - Boeing 737-700
    x77 - Boeing 737-800
    x5 - Boeing 777-300ER

    The airline also had a large order of 737 MAX aircraft on order at the time of the annoncment.

    The company is struggling to overcome $5 billion in debt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and was unable to secure further assistance from the federal government, despite repeated efforts.

    https://www.news.com.au/travel/virgi...kDrpKH2iuJ26LQ
    https://10daily.com.au/news/australi...lczCZ6VJqwOaX4
    Last edited by Jordan Williams; 2020-04-20, 12:14. Reason: 777-300ER fleet = 5 aircraft.

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    They haven’t collapsed yet nor entered voluntary administration, they are set to do so if it happens. VA actually operate 4 777s. VPH, VPF, VPD and VOZ

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JoshD View Post
      They haven’t collapsed yet nor entered voluntary administration, they are set to do so if it happens. VA actually operate 4 777s. VPH, VPF, VPD and VOZ
      My apologies I must have misinterpreted the articles. Fleet stats were directly taken from Wikipedia however have updated 777 numbers to #4 as you stated.

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        Originally posted by JoshD View Post
        They haven’t collapsed yet nor entered voluntary administration, they are set to do so if it happens. VA actually operate 4 777s. VPH, VPF, VPD and VOZ
        It's apparently set to happen in the evening, I recommend reading this article https://simpleflying.com/virgin-aust...dministration/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JoshD View Post
          VA actually operate 4 777s. VPH, VPF, VPD and VOZ
          On a side note Wikipedia was right on the number of 777s in the fleet being #5 so will set it back to what it was originally. Regos are VH-VPH, VH-VPF, VH-VPD, VH-VOZ and VH-VPE. Virgin's page also had the same number.
          https://www.virginaustralia.com/nz/e...ght/our-fleet/

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