Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
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Member since 01 Jun 2016
Total posts 27
I imagine they're either waiting for slots to come up, or waiting to ride the tumultuous NZ split and lounge network rebuild first. I can't imagine them starting the route before they build the BNE lounge
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 342
Where would the aircraft come from?
Member since 04 Nov 2017
Total posts 64
They would take one of the A330s from the MEL/SYD-PER runs to do the BNE-HKG route.
Member since 27 Aug 2015
Total posts 9
I have heard that a 2nd HK out of Syd may be in the works, before Brissy....
2nd SYD-HKG daily is not very likely, let alone on the radar. You may have mixed it up with previous announcements of SYD and/or MEL to one of the major Chinese ports e.g PVG/PEK once slots open up there. Perhaps the SYD/MEL - China route may occur before BNE-HKG.
Who mentioned daily? 4-5 days a week would be ample, to give business travelers a choice of day/night flight would be my thought
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 04 Oct 2017
Total posts 6
is purchasing more A330's on the radar for Virgin?
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 170
HNA is looking at selling their stake in Virgin so I don’t think expansion into HKG is very likely soon. In fact, I predict the opposite...
Member since 26 Sep 2011
Total posts 14
Once they’ve done the appropriate cost-benefit analysis and decided they actually can make a buck out of it would be my guess
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
HKG is very slot restricted, and Virgin will need another plane. Can’t see it very likely in the foreseeable future.
Member since 22 Apr 2018
Total posts 1
Once again they will take the airbus off their transcom route and operate with a 737 which have no flat beds and no IFE
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