Virgin Australia has made two minor tweaks to its local operations this month – increased services on a growing route and new threads for its senior employees.

Commencing 21 February, the airline will add two new weekly return services on Brisbane-Newcastle flights.

Utilising the Embraer 190 aircraft with both business and economy services, the new flights will operate on Monday and Saturday, departing Newcastle at 7.00 am to arrive in Brisbane around 7.15 am.

Virgin Australia Embraer 190

According to the airline, the additional Monday flight is timed to cater to business travellers who may have early morning meetings in Queensland’s capital.

The return service will leave Brisbane at 7.10pm to reach Newcastle around 9.30pm.

From February, Virgin Australia will offer 21 return flights between Newcastle and Brisbane each week.

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Meanwhile, the airline’s senior cabin crew have received a bit of a makeover to help distinguish them from the newcomers.

Rolled out last week, the new uniform was designed by Project Runway Australia winner, Juli Grbac, who created the airline’s existing threads.

The new uniform is a charcoal version of Virgin’s red and black dress and will be be worn by Flight Managers (leader of entire aircraft on Boeing 777), Cabin Supervisors (leader of Boeing 737, ATR, Embraer E190 etc), and Cabin Leaders (leader of Boeing 777 Economy). Charcoal variations were also created for the existing male uniform.

Virgin said the new design will help customers identify senior staff.

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