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Virgin Australia Group Announces Partnership with Qatar Airways

Date of publish: 10 May 2022

Virgin Australia Group and Qatar Airways are excited to announce a new partnership which will see more destinations for customers, benefits for Velocity Frequent Flyer members as well as access to many more one-stop connections to over 140 Qatar Airways destinations worldwide.

The partnership, commencing later this year, will include loyalty benefits and offer members Points and Status Credit earn, redemption and tier benefits when travelling on Qatar Airways services worldwide. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is changing?
A: We are launching a new partnership with Qatar Airways commencing in 2022.

Q: When will Virgin Australia and Qatar Airways commence their partnership?
A: Further details will be communicated in the coming months.

Q: Where do Qatar Airways fly?
A: Qatar Airways fly to over 140 destinations worldwide, including the Middle East, Europe and Africa, via the airline’s hub and Skytrax-rated ‘World’s Best Airport’, Hamad International in Doha.

Q: Will I be able to earn and redeem Velocity Points on Qatar Airways?
A: Yes, you will be able to earn and redeem Velocity Points on Qatar Airways once the partnership officially launches later in 2022 and details have been announced.

Q: Will I get priority benefits and lounge access with Qatar Airways?
A: Eligible Velocity members will receive the following benefits when travelling on Virgin Australia and Qatar Airways services worldwide:

  • complimentary lounge access,
  • complimentary extra baggage allowance,
  • priority check-in,
  • priority boarding, and

More information on when these benefits will commence will be announced in the coming months.