Virgin Australia Offers Gold Status Match to Frequent Flyers

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 23, 2024 07:35 AMNews
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Virgin Australia records highest on-time performance. Source: unsplash

Virgin Australia has introduced a Discover Gold Status Match offer for frequent flyers from non-partner airline loyalty programs. Eligible travelers can apply for this offer until Friday, May 24, 2024, with the first 3,000 applicants receiving a trial membership.

The Gold Status Match provides travelers with benefits such as lounge access, increased baggage allowance, and priority boarding and seating. This offer allows travelers to experience these perks for three months, with an option to extend to a full year by meeting specific flying requirements.

In April 2024, Virgin Australia reported its highest post-COVID operational performance, achieving an on-time departure rate of 82.6% and completing 98.3% of its scheduled flights. The airline's improved performance is part of its broader effort to enhance reliability and service for passengers.

The airline's Business Flyer program is also expanding, offering two Pilot Gold Velocity Frequent Flyer memberships to small and medium-sized businesses that meet spending criteria within the first three months of joining.

CEO Jayne Hrdlicka commented on the performance improvements and the new status match offer, noting the airline's focus on providing value and reliability to travelers. Virgin Australia's operational data for April 2024 shows a return to pre-COVID levels of on-time performance and cancellations.

This initiative and the operational improvements highlight Virgin Australia's efforts to attract more travelers and strengthen its position in the Australian aviation market.

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