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TRADE RELEASE 02 March 2018
Virgin Australia Announce
Sydney - Hong Kong Flights

This week, Virgin Australia announced plans to launch flights between Sydney and Hong Kong, increasing the airline’s presence into Greater China.

Subject to authorisation, Virgin Australia plans to operate daily return services between the two cities with its dual aisle Airbus A330-200 aircraft, featuring ‘The Business’, which has been named the world’s best Business Class for two consecutive years1.

The announcement comes just seven months after Virgin Australia commenced its inaugural flights to Hong Kong from Melbourne, bringing choice and competition on this route.

Virgin Australia Group CEO, John Borghetti, said: “Expanding our presence into Greater China is a key pillar of our international strategy, and  we are building on the positive momentum created since the launch of our Melbourne-Hong Kong flights.

“The new Sydney-Hong Kong service will link two global destinations and will allow Virgin Australia to further access the fastest growing and most valuable Australian inbound market, China2, with our alliance partner Hong Kong Airlines. The service will also connect with Virgin Atlantic Airway’s flights to London.

“Virgin Australia has been “shaking up” the Australia-Hong Kong market by introducing lower fares and its award-winning inflight product and service since it began its first Melbourne-Hong Kong flight last year,” Mr Borghetti said.

Virgin Australia plans to commence services between Sydney and Hong Kong in mid-2018, subject to relevant approvals.

Sydney-Hong Kong flights will go on sale soon.

Sydney - Hong Kong Schedule3

Flt Num Route Dep/Arr* Day of the week
VA89 SYD-HKG 1000/1740 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
VA88 HKG-SYD 1950/0710 (+1) Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Melbourne - Hong Kong Schedule (effective mid-2018)

Flt Num Route Dep/Arr* Day of the week
VA85 MEL-HKG 0030/0810 Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
VA84 HKG-MEL 1810/0540 (+1) Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
VA84 HKG-MEL 1915/0645 (+1) Mon
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1 ‘The Business’ was named Best Business Class 2017 and 2018 by global ratings agency,
2 According to Tourism Australia’s Greater China Country Profile.
3 Subject to authorisation.

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