VIRGIN Australia is reducing frequencies on its Melbourne-Hong Kong route to five per week, with the change effective from 02 Jul – the same date that the carrier launches its new Hong Kong non-stops from Sydney.
A spokesperson told Travel Daily the reduction in Melbourne services was a result of the limited slot availability which had been granted to the carrier in HKG.
The existing curfew at Sydney Airport also resulted in a change in Melbourne timings.
“Increasing our Melbourne-Hong Kong flights back to daily services is a priority for us,” the spokesperson said.
Agents with clients affected by the reduction of Melbourne-Hong Kong flights can use code BW000099 which can be used to waive additional fare, taxes and change fees for guests who need to change their travel plans.
VA’s Wed and Fri services from Melbourne to Hong Kong will be suspended, with the waiver code valid for impacted pax with tickets issued on or before 03 Apr and departures from 02 Jul.