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Virgin Australia confirms plans to fly to Samoa

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Virgin Australia confirmed its plans to fly to Samoa1 from November 13, 2017, following the determination issued by the International Air Services Commissionthat allocates capacity on the route to support the new services.

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With the Virgin Samoa joint venture services due to cease on 12 November, the commencement of flights by Virgin Australia will ensure there is no disruption in services between Australia and Samoa.

Subject to relevant regulatory approvals, Virgin Australia will operate five return services per week from Auckland to Apia, up to two return services per week from Sydney to Apia, and up to two services per week from Brisbane to Apia. These services are now on sale.

The flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring eight luxurious Business Class seats in a 2-2 configuration and 168 in Economy in a 3-3 configuration.

The aircraft also features 30 Economy X seats with additional legroom, preferred overhead locker space, priority check-in and boarding.

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