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5/7/2013: Skywest Rebranded as Virgin Australia Regional Airlines

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, Australian regional carrier Skywest (XR) was rebranded as Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VA) in 2013. 

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson was on hand, along with VA’s then CEO John Borghetti at Perth International Airport (PER) to officially launch the new subsidiary. The first two XR jets to wear the VA livery, Fokker 100 VH-FSQ “Bill’s Bay” and Fokker 50 VH-FNA “Rockingham Beach,” were also unveiled.  

VH-FSQ is seen on approach to PER. Photo: Bahnfrend, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Speaking at the event, Branson said, “It is fantastic what read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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