Virgin Australia will reduce the number of flights on its flagship routes from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Los Angeles due to scheduled heavy maintenance on its flagship Boeing 777 fleet.
The extensive and exhaustive checks will see trans-Pacific flights stepped down to the following schedule from late July to mid-September:
- Sydney-Los Angeles-Sydney (VA1/VA2) will drop from a daily service to run five times a week
- Brisbane-Los Angeles-Brisbane (VA7/VA8 and VA9/VA6) will be trimmed from six flights each week to five
- Melbourne-Los Angeles-Melbourne (VA23/VA24) will drop from five flights each week to four
A Virgin Australia spokeswoman confirmed the changes to Executive Traveller, and it's suggested that another schedule shuffle could follow in late October 2020.