Boeing delivers first Australian 777 to V Australia

Boeing and the Virgin Group’s new V Australia long-haul airline celebrated the first 777-300ER to go to an Australian carrier. The airplane, delivered by Boeing to International Lease Finance Corp. and leased to V Australia, is one of seven leased and purchased 777-300ERs V Australia will deploy on trans-Pacific and other routes.

V Australia Boeing 777-300ER

V Australia will launch three-class Sydney-Los Angeles non-stop service on Feb. 27, building to daily flights by March 20. Brisbane-Los Angeles flights begin April 8. V Australia’s 777-300ER carries 361 passengers in business, premium economy and economy classes, with advanced in-flight entertainment options.

Boeing has been eager to see an Australian airline using the 777’s capabilities in the South Pacific region, according to Stan Deal, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president, Asia Pacific Sales.
“It is a great day to see this 777-300ER take on the job it was designed for,” he said. “V Australia will be first with 777 service on the Sydney-Los Angeles route – exactly why we built this airplane. We congratulate V Australia for its visionary role.”

V Australia’s 777-300ER is powered by the GE90-115B.

Photo: Boeing
Source: Boeing

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