5/5/2011 Virgin Blue to change name to Virgin Australia

9/11/09 Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd.(operates Virgin Blue, V Australia, Pacific Blue, and Polynesian Blue) Airlines workers may vote on a strike in coming weeks after 69 percent of ground crew rejected a pay agreement, the Australian Financial Review reported, citing the Transport Workers Union. 

13 August, 09 Virgin Blue to end codeshare partnership with United Australia's Virgin Blue plans to discontinue its codeshare with United Airlines as it prepares to implement a more comprehensive partnership with Delta Air Lines..flightglobal.com

3/3/09 All Virgin Megastores in US to close by summer. The 52,000-square-foot Times Square flagship closes in mid-April, to be followed by another New York store and outlets in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, Fla., and Denver, all by June, Wright said. About 1,000 staff and 60 at the corporate level will be laid off. full article at breitbart.com

10/23/08  VIRGIN Blue has urged its pilots to burn outstanding leave balances as part of a plan to avoid redundancies.Load factors at the airline dropped by 4.3 per cent and came amid continuing speculation about the viability of group's international arm, V Australia theaustralian.news.com.au

10/8/08  Virgin Blue bills taxpayers $500,000 for Sydney airport chaos news.com.au

8/18/08 Virgin Blue will charge customers to check in baggage on discounted flights from tomorrow.  $8 will apply for checked baggage on all discount fares. The company says customers will be charged $20 if they do not pre-purchase the baggage allowance. Ouch abc.net.au

8/18/08 Virgin Blue Voted ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ (Aust/Pacific) & takes out ‘silver’ in the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Airline’ & ‘Best Cabin Staff’ (Aust /NZ) categories virginblue

7/18/08  Australian airline Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd. said Friday it would introduce new baggage fees and withdraw two aircraft from service, its second capacity cut in a month in response to rising fuel costs. iht.com

Virgin Blue follows Qantas and raises air fares  

Virgin teaches Jetstar a lesson in customer service, compensate travelers up to $200 for last-minute accommodation. It also pressured Sydney airport into keeping its domestic terminal open see full article news.com.au


Latest news on Virgin Blue Airlines.  Such as staffing issues, pilots, go slow, layoffs, safety concerns, financial health, on time record etc. etc.  Will they strike after I've bought my ticket and leave me stranded at the airport.