No change will be made in the amount of passengers Virgin will fly to and from Australia - but the change sees Melbourne passengers needing to fly to either Sydney or Brisbane for a connecting flight to America if they choose the Virgin brand.
Virgin Australia’s Chief Commercial Officer Judith Crompton said: “We work closely with our alliance partner Delta Air Lines to review our trans-Pacific services and ensure we are meeting the needs of our customers and our commercial objectives.
“The changes announced today are a result of extensive market analysis. Having the right frequency is very important to corporate and leisure customers and moving to daily flights from Brisbane enables us to provide more choice and flexibility to those travelling to and from Queensland.
“Those travelling from Melbourne will still be able to travel to Los Angeles on one ticket with through-checked baggage, connecting through Sydney or Brisbane, and we are committed to providing competitive fares on these routes.
“North America is an extremely important market for Virgin Australia and we continue to work with our partner Delta Air Lines to enhance our customer offering on the trans-Pacific”, Ms Crompton said.