Trans-Tasman Virgin Australia aircraft in-flight.

Virgin Australia has announced it will offer meals, WiFi, and at least 23kg baggage on all its trans-Tasman flights, beginning October 28.

Virgin will be the first trans-Tasman flight provider to offer WiFi on all its flights. In-flight WiFi will be free for 15 minutes, and then customers must pay for additional use.

“Last year, more than 1.3 million New Zealanders flew to Australia, and we’re looking forward to making their journey even more enjoyable with a meal and drink as well as WiFi so they can keep connected while in the sky,” Virgin Australia Airlines Group Executive Rob Sharp said.

“We’re pleased to offer New Zealand travellers more than 100 flights to Australia each week, complete with our fantastic product and wonderful service.”

Earlier this year, the company ended a seven-year partnership with Air New Zealand. It also recently launched a “Got Beef?” advertising campaign, which involved hunting for a Kiwi beef supplier to feed passengers on their trans-Tasman flights. The campaign was a direct response to Air New Zealand’s introduction of the vegan‘Impossible Burger’ to its menu, a move that garnered public controversy following criticism and praise from local politicians.