Virgin Australia launched its inaugural flights to Hong Kong, marking the start of the airline’s expansion into Greater China. Hong Kong Airlines and Virgin Australia will form a codeshare partnership*, providing customers with connectivity to 11 destinations across the flight networks of both airlines. The codeshare partnership forms part of the first stage of the proposed strategic alliance between Hong Kong Airlines and Virgin Australia that was announced in February 2017.
Sir Richard Branson said: “I am so delighted to see Virgin Australia fly to Hong Kong for the first time. Both Melbourne and Hong Kong are such vibrant, fantastic cities and to be able to connect them with the world’s best Business Class and the best cabin crew is truly exciting”. Their partnership and direct services will allow Australians to conveniently enjoy their travel to Greater China. Hong Kong and China are recognised as two of the largest and most valuable inbound travel markets for Australia, there’s great opportunities for growth and success.
We can’t forget to mention POINTS! Yes, great news, you will be able to earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points and Status Credits when travelling on eligible flights operated by Hong Kong Airlines from 5 July 2017. Members of Hong Kong Airlines’ Fortune Wings Club will be able to earn frequent flyer points as well! Hong Kong Airlines and Virgin Australia also plan to introduce further benefits for members of their frequent flyer programs in 2017 including access to airline lounges, priority check-in, priority boarding and additional baggage allowances.
Virgin Australia Melbourne to Hong Kong Schedule
|Route||Flight Number||Depart/Arrive||Days of the week|
|MEL-HKG||VA89||0035/0815||Tue, Thu, Sat|
|HKG-MEL||VA86||1950/0720(+1)||Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat|
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