21 December 2023 | Operations

Statement | Virgin Australia insourcing international ramp operations from early 2024

Virgin Australia is proud to confirm it will be insourcing its Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne international ramp (baggage handling) operations from early 2024. This complements existing insourced domestic ramp operations across mainline airports.  This is both the economically rational decision, and core to our commitment to upskilling our people and providing more hours to team members who want them.

Virgin Australia General Manager Airport Experience Paul Woosnam said Virgin Australia’s short-haul international operation plays an important role in delivering value and choice to our customers, with 10-12 flights a day from Australia to six destinations across the Asia-Pacific region.

“There are plans to grow in this area as we receive our new fleet of fuel-efficient aircraft, presenting great opportunities for Virgin Australia, as well as opportunities for our people to grow and develop,” Mr Woosnam said.

"Our decision to insource these roles demonstrates Virgin Australia’s commitment to further expand our workgroup and deliver additional work and career opportunities. We previously committed to review all opportunities that made good business sense, and this is a great example of our business delivering opportunities for our shareholders and our people.”