Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia operates cheap daily flights between Sydney and Los Angeles and between Brisbane and Los Angeles. Plans are in the works to add discount flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles, and the airline has applied for approval to fly the Sydney-Johannesburg, South Africa route up to five times a week.

Sydney-based Virgin Australia is the exciting new low-cost, long-haul airline owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group. It's also the international route sister airline of Virgin Blue, Australia's well-established discount domestic airline. Right now Qantas and United Airlines dominate direct flights between Australia and the USA, but Branson says that Virgin Australia will challenge their reign. If Virgin Blue's astonishing popularity is any indication, Virgin Australia will meet the challenge. They'll most likely do it with cheap flights and great service: Branson said that if a Virgin Australia flight has an empty seat, before it takes off "we will slash the fare."

The Virgin Group is renowned for its service and unique Australian style, and Virgin Australia is no exception. A three-class boutique-style airline flying brand new aircraft, Virgin Australia simply outdoes its competition. All seats on Virgin Australia flights offer RED, the state-of-the-art video on-demand seatback entertainment system, seat-to-seat chat and USB ports for your personal devices. Some seats even convert into fully lie-flat beds. Virgin Australia's aircraft also feature two in-flight bars, adjustable mood lighting, and washrooms with piped music.

Virgin Australia combines fabulous value with rockstar service. So does Direct Flights, your online travel specialist. Direct Flights can book you into a Virgin Australia flight at the discount prices available online.