Virgin Australia has just revealed plans to start up daily flights between Sydney and Hong Kong in a bid to increase its presence into Greater China.

While it is still subject to authorisation, the carrier wants to operate daily return services between the two cities with its dual aisle Airbus A330-200 aircraft, featuring its renowned, ‘The Business’ Business Class section.

Virgin Australia Business Class

Virgin Australia Group CEO John Borghetti said expanding the airline’s presence into Greater China was a key pillar of its international strategy, building on the positive momentum created since the launch of Virgin’s Melbourne-Hong Kong flights seven months ago.

“The new Sydney-Hong Kong service will link two global destinations and will allow Virgin Australia to further access the fastest growing and most valuable Australian inbound market, China, with our alliance partner Hong Kong Airlines.”

Virgin Australia Group CEO John Borghetti.

The service will also connect with Virgin Atlantic Airway’s flights to London.

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Mr Borghetti said Virgin Australia had been “shaking up” the Australia-Hong Kong market service since it began its first Melbourne to Hong Kong flights last year.

While no date has been finalised, Virgin Australia said it planned to commence services between Sydney and Hong Kong in mid-2018, subject to the relevant approvals.

Hong Kong

Sydney-Hong Kong flights will go on sale soon.

We will be sure to keep you posted as soon as any dates are released.

READ: Virgin Australia practically gets the green light to launch Hong Kong services

READ: Hong Kong Airlines & Virgin Australia to codeshare on each other’s flights

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