Virgin Australia launches flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles
Flight VA23, operated by the airline’s flagship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, departed Melbourne at 11.30am and will land in LA at 9am, meaning both business and leisure travellers can enjoy a full day on the ground.
Virgin Australia created a buzz at Melbourne International Airport ahead of the inaugural flight, with an American-themed marching band entertaining passengers at the check-in hall, cupcakes and LAX Duty Free vouchers handed out for all passengers boarding the flight.
On board the inaugural flight, Hershey’s milk chocolate bars and Budweiser beer was available to all guests, while Business Class passengers were offered Pumpkin Pie served with Crème Fraiche for dessert.
To celebrate, the Virgin Australia Melbourne Domestic Lounge will be serving Budweiser beer and offering delicious American-themed food until Friday, April 7. ■
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