Virgin Australia A Big Winner

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November 02, 2017
AirlineRatings Best Business Class goes to Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia's Business Class
Virgin Australia A Big Winner In Excellence Awards

Virgin Australia is a big winner in the 2018 AirlineRatings.com Excellence Awards taking out Best Business Class and being named in the global Top Ten at number 4.

AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only airline safety, and product rating website, promotes excellence and innovation in the airline industry and the pinnacle of these efforts is its Airline Excellence Awards.

Virgin Australia Wins Best Business Class

For the second time, Virgin Australia has taken out this much sought-after award with its “The Business” suite, a product which is the equal of some airline’s first class.

One of the outstanding features of this product is the bed. With its triple-layer seat cushion supported by a hammock sub-frame, it virtually guarantees a great sleep.

READ: What makes a winner

And there is plenty of space for gadgets, including shelf-space where passengers can park a laptop while dining. This is especially true of in the suites fitted to the airline’s Boeing 777s.

Virgin Australia A Big Winner In Excellence Awards
Virgin Australian cabin crew are multi-award winners

“The Business” suite also cocoons the traveler to give maximum privacy. The product is fitted across all the airline’s A330s and Boeing 777s.

Virgin Australia is also about to roll out a new business flatbed for Boeing 737s used on transcontinental flights.

Virgin Australia Recognized In World Ranking

To be named in the Top Ten, airlines must achieve a seven-star safety rating and demonstrate leadership in innovation for passenger comfort.

Virgin Australia has won AirlineRatings Best Business Class
Virgin Australia’s Business Class cabin on the Boeing 777

AirlineRatings.com developed its unique seven-star rating system after two years of evaluation and consultation with the industry’s governing body the International Civil Aviation Organization.

For the yearly ranking the editors of AirlineRatings.com, some of the most experienced and awarded, combine four major international industry and government safety audits, with another 12 key criteria that include: fleet age, passenger review ratings, profitability, investment rating and key product offerings to arrive at a ranking.

This year Virgin Australia has moved up from 5th to 4th.

READ: World’s Best Airlines Excellence Awards 2018