Virgin Australia's flights between Melbourne and Hong Kong are ticking up to a daily frequency, giving business travellers more choice and flexibility in planning their trips to the Asian metropolis.
Starting from 12 November 2017, the northbound flight VA87 will leave Melbourne each day – typically at 11am or 11.30am, apart from Friday's 12.40pm departure.
Likewise, VA86 will depart Hong Kong each evening at around 8pm depending on the day, to reach Melbourne around 8am-9am the next morning.
Earlier this week Virgin's partner Hong Kong Airlines opened its impressive new lounge at the airport's Midfield Concourse, catering for Virgin Australia business class guests along with Velocity Gold and Platinum.
Having settled into a daily service from Melbourne, Virgin is now reportedly eyeing flights from Sydney or Brisbane to Hong Kong.
As with Melbourne, both routes are dominated by Oneworld members Qantas and Cathay Pacific, which Virgin less as a stumbling block than an opportunity to carve out its own slice of the market.
Flights into mainland China are also on the to-do list, although the airline has yet to indicate which cities in China and Australia would anchor the route.