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Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia partnership

Virgin Australia including Virgin Australia domestic, Virgin Australia international long haul, Virgin Australia international short haul has repositioned itself in the market to be Australia’s airline of choice.

The Etihad-Virgin Australia partnership opens up new destinations in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. 

Fly to Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney on Etihad and continue your journey seamlessly by codeshare on Virgin Australia. 


Fast facts

  • Etihad Airways has a 25.1% equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings.
  • Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia signed a 10-year strategic partnership agreement in August 26, 2010.
  • The partnership offers a combined network of more than 280 destinations worldwide.

Shared Benefits

Onboard Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia brings the romance back in flying with various benefits per cabin class like luxurious leather seats, extra legroom, in-flight entertainment, food and beverages from Luke Mangan-inspired menu and options for a value-for-money comfort.

Onboard Etihad Airways

We’ve taken the best of hospitality from our Arabian home onto our flights.With award-winning seats, the latest in entertainment, inspired dining experience and an unrivalled focus on service, you enjoy the very best in all our classes.

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Virgin Australia Lounges

Enjoy complimentary access at the Virgin Australia lounges in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Etihad Airways Lounges

Walk into a world of style and serenity in our First Class and Business Class lounges in Abu Dhabi or access luxury lounges at airports around the world.

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Lounges can be accessed by premium class guests and top-tier loyalty programme members. 

Etihad Guest and Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum

Etihad Guest and Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum frequent flyer members can earn status/tier points and frequent flyer points immediately. 

Earn and redeem Etihad Guest Miles and enjoy increased baggage allowance when traveling with Virgin Australia. 

Fly with us and watch your rewards build quickly towards tailor-made special offers and valuable recognition you can redeem in all sorts of familiar and unexpected places. 

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Virgin Australia (VA)

Codeshare routes
Over To / From
Sydney (SYD) Abu Dhabi (AUH) Adelaide (ADL) Albury (ABX) Auckland (AKL) Ayers Rock (AYQ)
Ballina (BNK) Brisbane (BNE) Cairns (CNS) Canberra (CBR) Christchurch (CHC)
Coffs Harbour (CFS) Gold Coast (OOL) Darwin (DRW) Hamilton Island (HTI) Hervey Bay (HVB)
Hobart (HBA) Launceston (LST) Mackay (MKY) Melbourne (MEL) Perth (PER)
Port Macquarie (PQQ) Sunshine Coast (MCY) Townsville (TSV) Queenstown (ZQN) Tamworth (TMW)
Melbourne (MEL) Adelaide (ADL) Auckland (AKL) Brisbane (BNE) Cairns (CNS) Canberra (CBR)
Christchurch (CHC) Coffs Harbour (CFS) Darwin (DRW) Gold Coast (OOL) Hobart (HBA)
Kalgoorlie (KGI) Launceston (LST) Mildura (MQL) Newcastle (NTL) Perth (PER)
Sunshine Coast (MCY) Hamilton Island (HTI)
Brisbane (BNE) Adelaide (ADL) Auckland (AKL) Cairns (CNS) Canberra (CBR) Christchurch (CHC)
Darwin (DRW) Dunedin (DUD) Gladstone (GLT) Wellington (WLG) Hamilton Island (HTI)
Hobart (HBA) Cloncurry (CNJ) Mackay (MKY) Newcastle (NTL) Perth (PER)
Port Macquarie (PQQ) Proserpine (PPP) Queenstown (ZQN) Rockhampton (ROK) Townsville (TSV)
Mount Isa (ISA) Bundaberg (BDB)
Adelaide (ADL) Canberra (CBR)
Perth (PER) Adelaide (ADL) Broome (BME) Darwin (DRW) Karratha (KTA) Newman (ZNE)
Port Hedland (PHE) Kununurra (KNX) Kalgoorlie (KGI) Paraburdoo (PBO) Geraldton (GET)
Gold Coast (OOL) Adelaide (ADL) Auckland (AKL) Canberra (CBR)
Alice Springs (ASP) Adelaide (ADL) Canberra (CBR) Darwin (DRW)
Abu Dhabi (AUH) Perth (PER)