Virgin Australia's fleet of international Boeing 777s are getting a tip-to-tail make-over, with the first refreshed 777 taking to the skies today.
All business, premium economy and economy seats have been updated with extra padding, new fabric coverings and headrests.
There's fresh carpet on the floor and newly curtain dividers between the cabins – and on the outside, a whole new paintjob to erase the old 'V Australia' brand.
Virgin says the Boeing 777 redesign "will bring a fresh and contemporary new look to the fleet, consistent with that across the Virgin Australia domestic network."
Led by Virgin Australia’s Creative Director, Hans Hulsbosch, the new designs are inspired by the ceiling and flooring “leaf” designs in the Virgin Australia lounges, and have been created exclusively for the 777 fleet.
Virgin Australia Group Executive of Product and Guest Services, Martin Daley said the redesigned international fleet would deliver exceptional style and comfort for guests along with a fresh and contemporary look and feel renowned across Virgin Australia domestic aircraft.
The rest of Virgin's 777 fleet will be refreshed throughout this year.
Virgin Australia is also tipped to fit new lie-flat business class seats to two new Airbus A330s which join its domestic fleet this month – read out report here.
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