Virgin Australia commences Sydney-Hong Kong service

    Virgin Australia commenced (02-Jul-2018) daily Sydney-Hong Kong service on 02-Jul-2018. Virgin Australia Group CEO and MD John Borghetti noted passengers can travel beyond Hong Kong to 17 destinations in China with partner airlines Hong Kong Airlines and Hainan Airlines or to London through Virgin Australia’s codeshare partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways. Mr Borghetti said: “Hong Kong is an important gateway to China, which is Australia‘s most valuable and largest inbound tourism market”. Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert noted visitor numbers from Hong Kong increased 17% in 2017.