Virgin Australia Airbus A330 services commenced

ABOVE: VH-XFB visiting Perth on 19 May, a few days before services commenced.
Photo © Les Bushell

26 May 2011:

Virgin Australia’s A330 services commenced on 26 May 2011, with VH-XFB operating the first service.

The first service, flight DJ553 from Sydney, touched down on runway 06 at Perth at 11:15, arriving at the gate 7 minutes late, at 11:22. It departed (off gate) at 13:07, 7 minutes later than scheduled departure on the return flight DJ560 to Sydney.

The Virgin Australia A330 schedule is as follows:

26 May – 5 June 2011: One return daily service from Sydney:

  • Arriving in Perth at 11:15 / Departs Perth at 13:00.

6 June – 3 July 2011: Two return daily services from Sydney:

  • Arriving in Perth at 11:15 / Departs Perth at 13:00
  • Arriving in Perth at 20:45 / Departs Perth at 23:55.

From 4 July 2011: Three return services from Sydney:

  • Arriving in Perth at 11:15 / Departs Perth at 13:00
  • Arriving in Perth at 20:45 / Departs Perth at 23:55
  • Arriving in Perth at 23:15 / Departs Perth at 05:45 (next morning)

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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