Virgin Australia’s new code share agreement with Virgin Atlantic on flights between Sydney and Hong Kong is creeping close to its launch date, with sales on conjoined flights taking off this week.
Announced yesterday, the Australian airline explained that under the approved agreement, Virgin Australia will add its code on Virgin Atlantic’s daily direct service to Hong Kong.
Operating the Airbus 340-600 on the route, Virgin Australia group executive of alliances, network and yield Merren McArthur explained the agreement was part of the carrier’s plans to build its business and leisure network.
“Hong Kong complements our network strategy to provide access to the most important international business and leisure destinations from Australia,” Ms McArthur said.
Departing from Sydney at 2.25pm and arriving in Hong Kong at 9.55pm daily, travellers flying with the two airlines will also be able to benefit from reciprocal frequent flyer and lounge access.
“Guests in Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class and Gold and Platinum Members of Velocity Frequent Flyer will also be able to enjoy Virgin Atlantic’s Club House located at Hong Kong International Airport”, Ms McArthur added.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J