Following this week's debut of business class across its Boeing 737 fleet, Virgin Australia will launch business class on its Embraer E190 jets next month.
But some noticeable changes start from today, with Virgin Australia exec Liz Savage revealing to Australian Business Traveller that only four of the jet's eight business class seats will be sold on any flight.
"As of today, to create a very good product in terms of personal space, we’re making sure that we block off each set next to business class passengers, so the seat next to you will always be free."
"Then through the coming weeks we'll be making upgrades to the E190 cabin" Savage confirmed.
These will include a 'soft divider' between the business and economy sections, re-covering the seats (which an airline spokeswoman described as "a version of the Boeing 737 product"), a revised colour scheme, inflight entertainment units and "Luke Mangan designed menu items".
Virgin Australia has 18 of the medium-range E190 jets in its fleet, flying short domestic legs.
For full details on Virgin Australia's new domestic business class, read our rundown here.
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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.