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Ten things you may not know about Virgin Australia

You may travel regularly with us but how much do you really know about Virgin Australia? We’ve compiled ten things you may not know about.

  • Virgin Australia flies around 20 million passengers each year – that’s almost one flight for each Australian, every year.
  • Cats and dogs can earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points when they travel with us.
  • There are a team of meteorologists that sit in Virgin Australia’s operations centre to monitor weather patterns and ensure that weather disruptions are kept to a minimum.
  • Our aircraft are all named after Australian bodies of water, such as beaches, lakes and bays.
  • More than 1.5 million people have checked in to Virgin Australia lounges and terminals in Australia and across the world on Facebook.
  • Gold and Platinum Velocity Frequent Flyers have access to a Premium Entry at Sydney Airport and Premium Exit at Melbourne Airport. This gives them access to exclusive security screening points to avoid queues during peak travel times.
  • Virgin Australia has an in-house doctor and 24-hour medical team.
  • Our fleet has almost doubled in size in the past 5 years.
  • Our flight network can take you to more than 450 destinations worldwide.
  • At any time during the day Virgin Australia has about 80 aircraft in the air.

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