Virgin Australia made it a little bit easier to travel from Australia by introducing a huge new route last month.
The airline announced plans to launch flights between Sydney and Hong Kong, increasing the airline’s presence into Greater China.
Despite being the lucky country, we are just so bloody far away from everything so new routes are always a cause for celebration.
Anyway, the new daily flights between Sydney and Hong Kong are now on sale and the inaugural flight is set for Monday, July 2, the airline said in a release.
The flight, an Airbus A330, will leave Sydney at 10 am and arrive at HongKong at 5:40 pm.
To celebrate, the airline has launched the chopstick challenge, encouraging people to conduct ordinary tasks using chopsticks and post footage on social media with the hashtag #chopstickchallenge.
The most creative #chopstickchallenge post will win return Business Class flights to Hong Kong, plus two nights’ accommodation and a dim sum masterclass at the iconic Peninsula Hotel.
“We are thrilled our daily Sydney-Hong Kong flights are now on sale, offering a competitive price and our award-winning Business Class and cabin crew,” Virgin Australia Airlines Group Executive Rob Sharp said.
“Since Virgin Australia began flying to Hong Kong last year, airfares from Australia have dropped by up to 40 per cent, signalling the strong competition we have brought to this route.”
“Hong Kong is a vibrant and exciting destination but is also a gateway into Asia and Europe. We look forward to offering onward connections with our partners Hong Kong Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.”
“Greater China is a key pillar of our strategy and the addition of Sydney services to our already popular Melbourne flights to Hong Kong strengthens our proposition immensely,” Sharp said.
Return Sydney-Hong Kong flights are available from $549 in Economy and $2679 in Business Class here.