3 JULY 2017
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First steps towards a major expansion across Hong Kong, mainland China and Australia by Hong Kong Airlines and Virgin Australia have been taken with a codeshare deal providing connectivity to 11 destinations across the two networks.
Under the agreement, Virgin Australia will offer codeshare services on Hong Kong Airlines’ five-a-week return services between Hong Kong and the Gold Coast and Cairns.
The first flight to be operated under the agreement will be a morning service from Melbourne – Hong Kong operated by Virgin on Wednesday (5 July). Among other services will be flights between Australia and New Zealand, including Gold Coast – Auckland, Melbourne – Christchurch and Melbourne – Auckland.
Within Australia, Virgin Australia customers travelling on those services will also be able to book onward travel to mainland China under an interline agreement with Hong Kong Airlines.
Hong Kong Airlines customers travelling to or from Hong Kong will enjoy codeshare flights to 11 destinations on the Virgin Australia network between Australia and Hong Kong and Australia and New Zealand.
Within Australia, the agreement covers services between Melbourne and Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Sydney, Gold Coast and Darwin; between Sydney and the Gold Coast and Cairns; between Brisbane and Cairns, and between the Gold Coast and Adelaide.
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