Virgin Australia to commence Hong Kong-Melbourne service - TTG Asia - Leader in Hotel, Airlines, Tourism and Travel Trade News
 
Sunday . April 30 . 2017
         
Follow TTG Asia on Twitter
TTG ASIA this week
TTG Asia ASEAN 50th Anniversary Special Supplement
TTG Asia Luxury
 
Share |
Virgin Australia to commence Hong Kong-Melbourne service
Melbourne, March 22, 2017
 

After announcing plans to introduce its first flights to Hong Kong, Virgin Australia has now confirmed Melbourne will be the Australian city to enjoy the connections starting July 5.

 

To be operated on Airbus A330-200 aircraft, Virgin Australia’s Melbourne-Hong Kong service will offer 255 economy seats in a 2-4-2 configuration.

 

 

Flights will depart Melbourne five-times weekly: at 00.35 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for arrival in Hong Kong at 08.15 the same day, on Mondays at 10.25 to arrive at 18.05 and on Wednesdays at 09.40 for arrival at 17.20.

 

The return flight from Hong Kong will depart at 19.50 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Melbourne at 08.20 the next day.

 

Virgin Australia Group CEO John Borghetti said: “Virgin Australia’s entry into Hong Kong and Greater China is a key pillar of our international strategy, allowing us to tap into Australia’s fastest growing and most valuable inbound travel market.

 

Melbourne Airport’s chief of aviation, Simon Gandy, said: “As Australia’s fastest-growing capital city, Melbourne represents an incredibly sound, long-term investment market for international airlines.”

 

Hong Kong, on top of being a strong market for both inbound and outbound travel, also serves as a hub for connecting to onward services into mainland China and North Asia, he added.

 

More connections between Australia and China are expected to follow from the alliance between Virgin Australia and HNA Aviation.

Print Top Stories
 
 
Editor's pick >
   
In the pink of health

by TTG Asia reporters

Participation overseas takes a beating

by S Puvaneswary

Counting the cost of lost longhaul links

by Feizal Samath

Perak's budding tourism ambitions

by S Puvaneswary

Finding a balance with alternatives

by Feizal Samath

 

 

>