Virgin Australia announce Economy X with Extra Legroom


Virgin Australia has announced a new service offering called Economy X. The new Economy X is in part a rename of the current Space+ offering, and in part an upgrade of the overall offering. While the new product goes on sale tomorrow, it will only be available for flights from 21 May.

Econonmy X

Econcomy X will be offered across the Virgin Australia network. There will be some variations in the offer depending on wther you are on domestic or international flights.

For Domestic flights operated by Boeing 737 aircraft, Economy X will be located in Rows 3-5 as well as the Exit Rows and features:

  • A minimum of 3 inches (7.62cm) extra legroom;
  • Preferred overhead locker space;
  • Priority boarding and
  • Priority security screening4.

For short haul international, you can add Priority Check-in where it is available. On Long Haul international, you can add guaranteed first meal choice and premium noice cancelling headphones.

The following chart shows where the Economy X seats can be found on various aircraft in the fleet

Aircraft type Economy X capacity Economy X location
Boeing 737-800 30 seats Rows 3-5; Row 13 & 14
Boeing 737-700 24 seats Rows 3-5; Row 10
Boeing 777-300ER 57 seats Rows 20-25; Rows 26 & 39
Airbus A330-200 8 seats Row 28
Embraer E190 4 seats Row 12
ATR 4 seats Row 1
Fokker 100 5 seats Row 12
Fokker 70 5 seats Row 11


The price of Economy X will vary depending on sector length. The longer the flight, the more you can expect to pay.

There is some good news for Platinum Velocity members. They will be able to choose Economy X seats at no additional charge. This complimentary offer will also extend to up to 8 other passengers on the same booking as the Platinum member


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