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Virgin Australia
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Founded 2000
Commenced operations 2000
Hubs Auckland Airport, Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport and Sydney Airport
Focus cities Adelaide Airport, Gold Coast Airport and Perth Airport
Frequent-flyer program Velocity Frequent Flyer
Airport lounge Virgin Australia Lounge
Subsidiaries Virgin Australia Regional Airlines
Destinations 50
Headquarters Brisbane

Virgin Australia is a large Australian airline. It started in 2000. From 2000 until 2011, the airline was called Virgin Blue. Virgin Australia flies as both a full-service airline and a low-cost airline, like Ryanair or Southwest Airlines. As of 2016, the airline has a fleet of 108 airplanes and flies to Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu. Virgin Australia is Australia's second largest airline. It is the main competitor for Jetstar Airways and Qantas. In 2014, Virgin Australia bought Tigerair Australia.

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