V Australia take off from Melbourne to Los Angeles
Dec 01, 2009
Melbourne Airport today welcomed its 24th international airline with V Australia launching its inaugural service to Los Angeles. The twice-weekly Los Angeles route will provide Victorian passengers a new, non-stop option across the Pacific.
Los Angeles is the first of three new V Australia destinations, with weekly flights to Phuket commencing this Thursday and a direct Johannesburg service from March 13 next year.
Melbourne Airport CEO Chris Woodruff said: "We are delighted to welcome V Australia to Melbourne. Their exciting suite of new services will provide further opportunities for increased corporate and leisure travel between Victoria, Los Angeles, Thailand and South Africa.
"For the first time, Victorians can now enjoy direct flights to Phuket, which will offer convenience and choice for the growing holiday market to and from Thailand.
"Melbourne Airport continues to work closely with airlines to keep costs significantly lower than our competitors whilst maintaining excellent service levels," Mr. Woodruff said. "In addition, we are investing in Victoria's future with our $330M international terminal expansion - the first stage of which will open tomorrow."