Virgin Australia now offers business-class seating on flights across the Tasman Sea as part of the rolling out of the airline’s premium service to New Zealand and Pacific Island markets. The inaugural trans-Tasman business-class flight took place on February 28, servicing a Sydney−Auckland route using the airline’s B737, with all other business-class services throughout the region set to commence by March 31.
In preparation, 10 of the airline’s B737s are being refitted with the 2-2 business-class configuration featuring leather seating and 97-centimeter pitches. Other luxuries afforded by flying in Business Class include comfort packs with blankets, pillows, and international amenity kits for flights over three hours; a full service gourmet dining experience by Luke Mangan; a selection of premium Australian wines, beers, and spirits; gourmet tea from Madame Flavour; complimentary newspapers until noon; and priority check-in, boarding, and baggage services.
For more information, visit Virgin Australia.