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The bulked-up fleet will put Virgin in a better position to compete against Qantas and also resume flights to New Zealand.
Qantas' flagship international lounges will roll out the welcome mat in time for flights to New Zealand.
Some 40 regional routes across Australia will be covered under the new Virgin-Alliance partnership.
From today Virgin Australia economy class passengers will have to pay for anything other than water, tea or coffee.
Emirates' superjumbos return to Australia and New Zealand from late 2021, with Brisbane also gaining more Boeing 777 flights.
An "exciting and fresh" buy on board menu launches this Thursday.
"Finally!" sounds a chorus of business travellers and premium-cabin flyers.
With many itching to travel, Qantas adds the Australian external territory to its map, from which there's no hotel quarantine.