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Thu, 5 July 2018

Virgin Australia Launches Sydney - Hong Kong Flights

Virgin Australia has launched daily flights between Sydney and Hong Kong, the airline's second route to Hong Kong after Melbourne.

Virgin Australia Group CEO and Managing Director, John Borghetti A.O. said, “Hong Kong is an important gateway to China, which is Australia’s most valuable and largest inbound tourism market. Through our Hong Kong services and world-class alliance partners, we’re able to capitalise on this growth, which has positive flow on effects to our domestic network and the Australian economy. Guests can now travel beyond Hong Kong to 17 destinations within China with Hong Kong Airlines and Hainan Airlines or to London via our codeshare partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways.”

Virgin Australia has launched daily flights between Sydney and Hong Kong, the airline's second route to Hong Kong after Melbourne.. Click to enlarge.

Flight VA83 is scheduled to depart from Sydney (SYD) at 10:00 and arrive in Hong Kong (HKG) at 17:40. The return flight, VA82, is timed to leave Hong Kong at 19:50 and land back in Sydney at 07:10 the following day.

Sydney Airport’s CEO, Geoff Culbert said, “The new Virgin Australia service is a fantastic example of Sydney's growing links with Greater China. Last year we saw Hong Kong visitors increase by 17 percent. This additional service is also great news for all the Aussies who love to travel, making the whole Asian region more accessible.”

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