Virgin Airlines promotional model Alisha with Virgin Airlines staff members.
V Australia, an offshoot of Virgin Airlines, holds a cocktail party for 800 VIP guests to celebrate its inaugural Sydney to Los Angeles flight on 27 February, 2009.
The event, held at Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbour, also acted as a fund-raiser to assist victims of recent Australian disasters including bushfires and flooding.
Sir Richard Branson arrived on the island via helicopter surrounded by models and commented on his years-long battle to obtain permission to fly Pacific routes, now expected to start a price war among carriers on Australia-US routes.
Sydney, Australia. 26.02.09.