Earlier this month Virgin Australia kicked off their almost daily Melbourne to Hong Kong service. The company hopes that the new route, serviced by Airbus A330 aircraft, will capture some of the lucrative Chinese travel market. For consumers, it’s great news as more competition on the Australia – Hong Kong route will lead to better prices and better cabin products. Virgin’s A330s offer a world class Business Class product.
Virgin Australia announced that Velocity Frequent Flyer members will have access to the Etihad First & Business Class Lounge in Melbourne when departing for Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, the company has partnered with Hong Kong Airlines to give customers access to the Hong Kong Airline’s Club Bauhinia Lounge located in Terminal 1.
Coming soon, Velocity Frequent Flyer will be joining the Fortune Wings Club. Giving Velocity Frequent Flyers lounge access, priority check in, the ability to earn and redeem points and status credits, priority boarding, and additional baggage with Hong Kong Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Capital Airlines and Tianjin Airlines. This is pretty good news for Virgin Australia customers travelling to China.
Lookout for more news soon about this relationship as it develops.