AUSTRALIA: First B777-300ER for Australia goes to Virgin

Boeing and the Virgin Group’s new V Australia long-haul airline recently celebrated the first 777-300ER to go to an Australian carrier. The aircraft, delivered by Boeing to International Lease Finance Corp. and leased to V Australia, is one of seven leased and purchased 777-300ERs V Australia will deploy on trans-Pacific and other routes. V Australia […]


Boeing and the Virgin Group’s new V Australia long-haul airline recently celebrated the first 777-300ER to go to an Australian carrier. The aircraft, delivered by Boeing to International Lease Finance Corp. and leased to V Australia, is one of seven leased and purchased 777-300ERs V Australia will deploy on trans-Pacific and other routes.

V Australia will launch three-class Sydney-Los Angeles non-stop service on 27 February, building to daily flights by 20 March. Brisbane-Los Angeles flights begin 8 April.

To date, 56 customers around the world have ordered nearly 1,100 777s, making it the market’s most successful twin-engine twin-aisle airplane. Boeing has 350 unfilled orders for the 777.