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  • Virgin Australia to reduce Los Angeles flights as 777s undergo maintenance checks

    Virgin Australia will offer a reduced schedule on its flights from Australia to Los Angeles in late 2017 and early 2018 as its Boeing 777-300ERs undergo scheduled maintenance.

    There will be three fewer flights a week under the temporary schedule which will be on operation during a two-month period from October 17 to December 5 2017, and again from February 2 to March 23 2018.

    The airline’s daily VA1/2 Sydney-Los Angeles rotation will be cut to five flights a week, while the VA23/24 Melbourne-Los Angeles will drop to four flights per week, compared with five currently. Brisbane-Los Angeles will remain at six flights a week, Virgin said on Thursday.

    “We have had to cancel some Los Angeles flights as heavy maintenance is required on our Boeing 777 aircraft fleet,” a Virgin Australia spokesperson told Australian Aviation in an emailed statement.

    “We have worked to minimise the disruption to our customers and will be in touch with those affected to provide reaccommodation options.”

    http://australianaviation.com.au/201...enance-checks/

    Seems a hell of a way to get around your maintenance requirements.

    Regards,
    Gregg
    YSSY2/T-YSSY4 [SBS-1 Basestation w/- SSE-1090 SJ Mk2 Antenna (Thanks Delcomp) ] [Uniden UBCD996T w/- 16 element Wideband Discone VHF/UHF Antenna, and tuned 108MHz-137MHz Airband Antenna] [Trialing a home-brew 1090MHz collinear antenna]

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    Originally posted by fungus View Post
    Seems a hell of a way to get around your maintenance requirements.
    There's a lot of price tension on that route - it probably suits VA to have a plausible excuse to run fewer flights to LA. Another destination that is becoming over serviced is China and VA are also trying to build a business flying there too. As far as I can work out they only have five 777s and a few suitable A330s to play with internationally.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by airnrail View Post
      There's a lot of price tension on that route - it probably suits VA to have a plausible excuse to run fewer flights to LA. Another destination that is becoming over serviced is China and VA are also trying to build a business flying there too. As far as I can work out they only have five 777s and a few suitable A330s to play with internationally.
      Yes, perhaps Virgin are overstretching things a little on their international reach.

      Regards,
      Gregg
      YSSY2/T-YSSY4 [SBS-1 Basestation w/- SSE-1090 SJ Mk2 Antenna (Thanks Delcomp) ] [Uniden UBCD996T w/- 16 element Wideband Discone VHF/UHF Antenna, and tuned 108MHz-137MHz Airband Antenna] [Trialing a home-brew 1090MHz collinear antenna]

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