Aviation

Virgin hits back in food fight with Qantas

Daisy Melwani

Virgin Australia has announced complimentary food on all domestic flights.

The airline said the roll out of free food and checked baggage on all domestic flights will complement the free inflight entertainment and is part of its transformation into a premium full service carrier.

“We’re delighted to announce that the Virgin Australia product offering now includes complimentary food and drink, checked baggage on all flights as well as entertainment across our domestic network,” Virgin Australia chief customer officer, Mark Hassell said.

“The roll out of free food and checked baggage, to complement our wireless in-flight entertainment, is an important part of our ability to deliver a consistent, premium service across our network.”

The food and beverage service will be tailored to the time of day and the duration of the flight.

Virgin Australia continues to offer complimentary tea, coffee, juice and water on all flights, complimentary wine, beer and soft drink served in ‘Happy Hour’ between 5 and 7pm Monday to Friday as well as alternative food and beverage options through its retail menu.

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