When will Virgin Australia launch Brisbane - Hong Kong flights?

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djtech

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Member since 02 Sep 2018

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Hi all,


Virgin Australia launched flights to Hong Kong to MEL awhile back and also recently from SYD. When will they launch flights from Brisbane as I recall them wanting to cover Brisbane to Hong Kong as well. Do you guys have any idea of the time frame this will launch or is there no immediate plan for Virgin to launch it? I see the opening of a Virgin launch at BNE Int'l terminal to be a sign of this route launching, but i digress.

JBL

Member since 01 Jun 2016

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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

mspcooper

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Where would the aircraft come from?

DanV

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Where would the aircraft come from?

They would take one of the A330s from the MEL/SYD-PER runs to do the BNE-HKG route.

rencontre

Member since 27 Aug 2015

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I have heard that a 2nd HK out of Syd may be in the works, before Brissy....

DanV

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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.

rencontre

Member since 27 Aug 2015

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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

thomasindo

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Member since 04 Oct 2017

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is purchasing more A330's on the radar for Virgin?

aklrunway

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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...

MKS111

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Once they’ve done the appropriate cost-benefit analysis and decided they actually can make a buck out of it would be my guess

Red Cee

Member since 15 Feb 2018

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HKG is very slot restricted, and Virgin will need another plane. Can’t see it very likely in the foreseeable future.

MikeT

Member since 22 Apr 2018

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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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