Virgin Australia Wins Sixth Consecutive Best Cabin Crew Award

Virgin Australia cabin crew in aircraft.
Photo Credit: Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia is soaring high once again, having secured the coveted Best Cabin Crew title in the 2024 Airline Excellence Awards for an impressive sixth year running.

Presented by, a leading aviation website known for its rigorous evaluation process, this award recognizes the gold standard in cabin service across the globe.

The Airline Excellence Awards boast a judging panel with a combined 200 years of aviation experience.

They methodically assess over 350 airlines based on a strict set of criteria encompassing passenger comfort, innovative offerings, value for money, and, most importantly, safety.

A Sixth Consecutive Win for Virgin

Virgin Australia CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka, expressed her delight at the continued recognition of the airline’s exceptional cabin crew.

“Hearing heartwarming stories of our crew going above and beyond for passengers across our network is truly a privilege,” she shared.

“It’s the unique flair each individual brings that makes flying Virgin Australia such a special experience.”

Virgin Australia CEO Jayne Hrdlicka and staff stand with a Virgin aircraft at the hangar.
Photo Credit: Virgin Australia

Hrdlicka further emphasized, “This award is a well-deserved testament to the dedication of our incredible cabin crew. They consistently deliver the exceptional service Virgin Australia is renowned for, day in and day out.”

“Winning this prestigious award for the sixth consecutive year is a phenomenal recognition of their unwavering commitment.”

This announcement follows hot on the heels of another significant win for Virgin Australia. Just weeks prior, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) secured the coveted Best Regional Airline title for the first time ever in the same awards program.

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Soars High

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) has good to celebrate. This month, they were recognized as the 2024 Best Regional Airline by, marking a historic first for the company.

The judging panel, comprised of seasoned aviation experts with over 180 years of collective experience. They considers a comprehensive set of criteria, including safety audits, fleet age, passenger feedback, profitability, product offerings, and staff relations.

3 Virgin Australia aircraft parked at Sydney Terminal
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Earlier this month, VARA Executive General Manager, Nathan Miller, expressed his elation at the regional-focused recognition. “We are thrilled to be acknowledged for this award that considers regional airlines on a global scale,” he stated.

Looking ahead, VARA is undertaking consultations regarding the acquisition of at least four next-generation aircraft.

This move aims to replace their aging F100 fleet and introduce cutting-edge technology to the WA 100-seat charter market.

The potential replacements boast superior performance compared to their predecessors, promising lower fuel consumption, reduced emissions, enhanced passenger comfort, and improved operational efficiency.

Formerly known as Skywest, VARA joined the Virgin Australia Group in 2013. Today, they stand strong with over 450 team members operating more than 250 weekly services on F100 and A320 aircraft.

Virgin Australia holds a seven-star rating with, which delivers expert safety ratings for airlines around the world.

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