Virgin Australia will straighten out its flight schedules between Melbourne and Hong Kong to offer consistent departure and arrival times throughout the week.
From October 30 2017 until March 24 2018, flight VA87 will leave Melbourne at 10:55am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – the service continuing to run five times each week – reaching Hong Kong at 5:35pm on the same days.
This replaces the current, varying schedule from Melbourne to Hong Kong where flights depart at 10:25am on Mondays, 9:40am on Wednesdays, and 12:35am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Return flights from Hong Kong to Melbourne remain unchanged, with VA86 being wheels-up at 7:50pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays ahead of an 8:15am arrival the following calendar day.
“We know a consistent departure time from both Melbourne and Hong Kong is important to our guests who are travelling for both leisure and business,” said Virgin Australia General Manager of Network Management, Hope Antzoulatos.
“We will continue to review our schedule beyond March 2018 and will update with any changes at a later date,” Antzoulatos added.
Virgin Australia commenced flights to Hong Kong on July 5 2017 using its Airbus A330-200 aircraft, fitted with its latest ‘The Business’ seats in business class, offering fully-flat beds and direct aisle access from every business class seat.