Virgin Australia - B777 . Avalon Beach

Virgin Australia - B777 . Avalon Beach

Aircrafttags unveiled its latest release: tags crafted from the retired Boeing B777-300, previously operated by Virgin Australia, named Avalon Beach and registered as VH-VPD. This aircraft, which joined Virgin Australia’s fleet in 2009, was known for its long-haul flights between Australia and the United States, notably enhancing the airline’s international service.

The VH-VPD aircraft had a distinguished career, boasting a modern Premium Economy class after a refit in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This new release from Aircrafttags allows aviation enthusiasts to own a piece of this iconic aircraft's history, transformed into unique collectible tags. The tags are not only a tribute to the aircraft but also to Virgin Australia's legacy in international aviation.

Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia, one of the most prominent airlines in Australia, has a rich history marked by innovation, challenges, and growth. Founded by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, the airline started as Virgin Blue in August 2000, aiming to provide a fresh and dynamic alternative to the then-dominant players in the Australian aviation market.

Early Beginnings

Virgin Blue's inaugural flight took off on August 31, 2000, from Brisbane to Sydney with a single aircraft, a Boeing 737-400. Initially, the airline focused on the domestic market, offering low-cost flights between major Australian cities. This strategy quickly gained traction among travelers, propelling Virgin Blue into the spotlight as a serious competitor to established airlines like Qantas and Ansett Australia.

Expansion and Rebranding

The collapse of Ansett Australia in 2001 provided Virgin Blue with an unexpected opportunity to expand its market share. By capitalizing on the sudden vacuum in the market, Virgin Blue rapidly increased its fleet and route network. The airline's success was further bolstered by its innovative approach to customer service and branding, featuring a young and vibrant image that appealed to a broad audience.

In May 2011, the airline underwent a significant transformation, rebranding itself as Virgin Australia. This rebranding marked the airline's shift from a budget carrier to a full-service airline, aimed at attracting both business and leisure travelers. Alongside the rebranding, Virgin Australia expanded its international routes, establishing itself as a global player in the aviation industry.

Boeing 777-300

The Boeing 777-300 is a long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Known for its impressive range and capacity, the 777-300 is capable of carrying up to 550 passengers in a single-class configuration or 368 in a three-class setup. It boasts a range of approximately 6,014 nautical miles (11,135 kilometers), making it suitable for long-haul international flights.

The 777-300 is a part of the larger Boeing 777 family, which includes the 777-200 and the more advanced 777X series. It is recognized for its fuel efficiency, reliability, and advanced technology, including fly-by-wire controls and an advanced wing design. Airlines appreciate its ability to replace older four-engine aircraft like the Boeing 747 with a more economical and environmentally friendly option without compromising on performance or passenger comfort.

The aircraft features a spacious cabin, high ceilings, and larger windows, contributing to an enhanced passenger experience. Its powerful GE90 engines provide robust performance