The Australian Event and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has approved a five-year alliance between Virgin Australia and HNA Aviation, along with HK Evidence and Hong Kong Airlines.
In June, the ACCC awarded the draft authorisation to the principal alliance, marking the first stage of the agreement.
Since receiving the interim authorisation from the ACCC in Walk, the airline has introduced services between Australia and Hong Kong.
With the example approval, Virgin Australia will be able to coordinate its international traveller transport services between Australia and mainland China, which take ins codesharing, frequent flyer programme participation, lounge access, avenue planning, and scheduling.
“Travellers are already embracing the benefits offered by the affinity, including the direct Melbourne-Hong Kong services that Virgin Australia launched newest month.»
Virgin Australia Group CEO and managing director John Borghetti asserted: “HNA Aviation, Hong Kong Airlines and HK Express are very well observed in the aviation industry and we are excited to work closely with them to come apart travellers between Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China varied choice and better value.
“Travellers are already embracing the benefits offered by the bond, including the direct Melbourne-Hong Kong services that Virgin Australia threw last month.
“We look forward to working with our partners to boost the important tourism and trade connections between Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China, and up more travellers to Australia.”
As part of the first stage of the alliance, Virgin Australia has also shaped a codeshare partnership with Hong Kong Airlines to offer connectivity to 11 objectives across the airlines’ flight networks.
In addition, an interline agreement was signed between Virgin Australia and Hong Kong Airlines to facilitate guests travelling from Australia to Hong Kong to book moving onward travel to ten destinations in mainland China.
Image: Virgin Australia and Hong Kong Airlines delegates. Photo: courtesy of Virgin Australia.