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V Australia set to service Melbourne's international market further

Aug 17, 2009

Melbourne Airport welcomes V Australia's announcement to introduce flights from Melbourne to a range of international destinations.

V Australia will launch services to two new destinations, Phuket, once a week from December, and Johannesburg twice a week from March next year.

Melbourne Airport CEO Chris Woodruff said "The Johannesburg services will provide further opportunities for increased corporate travel between Victoria and South Africa, and further strengthen Melbourne's strong business links, particularly in the mining sector. It will also make it easier for Victorians to travel to and from the FIFA World Cup which will be held in July next year.

"Services to Phuket will provide a direct link between the two cities for the first time, and offer greater convenience and choice for the growing holiday market to and from Thailand."

Also in December, V Australia will launch their twice weekly services to Los Angeles. "These new services offer greater choices to business and leisure travellers alike" he said. "We welcome the decision to commence services to Los Angeles, providing new, non-stop service options across the Pacific."

This announcement comes on the back of Singapore Airline's decision to introduce daily A380 services in and out of Melbourne in September, Qatar who will commence services in December, AirAsia X announcing an increase of weekly services from 7 - 11 and increased capacity from our other international airlines Emirates, Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Vietnam Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Pacific Blue and Garuda Airways in the last 12 months.

These new services are testament to Victoria and Melbourne's global standing. Melbourne Airport continues to work closely with our airline customers to keep costs significantly lower than our competitors whilst maintaining excellent service levels. In addition, we are investing in Victoria's future with our $330M international terminal expansion.

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