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Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:49 am

According to a thread on V-Flyer, VS have confirmed (internally it seems) a second daily flight to Hong Kong.

Here are the details:

VS328 DEP LHR 2035 ARR HKG 1705 A340-300*

VS329 DEP HKG 0120 ARR LHR 0710 A340-300*

*Flights will begin on November 1, originally thrice weekly then increasing to daily in Feb '07.

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:54 am

Thanks Concorde001, great to hear VS will begin double daily HKG  Smile

Good to see the VS A340-300 back in Hong Kong  Smile

Any other new routes on way soon, I'm still hoping for BKK, ORD, YYZ, MEL and GIG  Smile

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:58 am

Yes, as expected. They have been slow in doing this, as putting on a second daily LHR-HKG is the solution to solving the problem of sub-par loads on HKG-SYD, but they were short on aircraft so it couldn't be helped.

So, by next next Feb HKG-LHR will be served 11 times daily/77 weekly.

Cathay Pacific - 4 daily, 2 744s + A340s
British Airways - 3 744s daily
Virgin Atlantic - 2 daily A340s
Qantas - daily 744
Air New Zealand - daily 744

So 7 744s & 4 A340s ply this busy route.

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:10 am

I have always wondered, why is traffic between HKG and LHR getting busier...especially now that Hong Kong is no longer a British colony and many British expats have already left HK.

Is the growth driven by higher demands for the Kangeroo route? Or is it simply a case of more O&D between Hong Kong and London?
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:23 am

Truly excellent news to learn recently that Air New Zealand will be starting the HKG route as of 29th October this year with the B744.

It is however a disgrace that VS have decided to use their now ageing A343 for the second daily operation.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:25 am

Both the Kangaroo & growing O & D traffic. For example about 50% of CX's traffic to/from LHR comprise of transit passengers.

However in regards to the O & D market, yes, it's growing on all counts, even though the British no longer rule HK. There is an influx of British businesses & expatriates to HK thanks to China's economic rise & in general business links between the UK & HK are at an all-time high. And the number of HKers who are visiting the UK on business & leisure is growing fast too. A recent study showed Hong Kong students made up the largest share of foreign students in British private schools (second were German students..WTF?).

Yields have remained stable due to the sheer number of business passengers that travel between London & Hong Kong but I wouldn't bet on any more flights between HKG & LHR in the future, else there will be over-capacity.

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:27 am

yipee great news, now I can plan my VS journey to oz with ease.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:30 am

Quoting Airsnaps (Reply 4):

How many A346s are arriving by the end of the year? I guess they will be used to replace the A343 on the more prestigious & more profitable North American routes?

But regardless, the -300s will eventually be phased out completely, they will either be sold or transfered to Virgin Nigeria. This will probably be done by end of 2007?

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:36 am

Quoting Airsnaps (Reply 4):
It is however a disgrace that VS have decided to use their now ageing A343 for the second daily operation

They're not that old! The earlier VS A343s have been sold/retired from the fleet and the only ones remaining were delivered in 1997/98.
By the time the second HKG flight starts, all of VS' A343s will have the new Upper Class Suite installed with bar etc, so it's not that bad.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:04 am

HK is also quite near some major industrial centers I believe.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:09 am

The bad thing about us putting a A343 on the route is the entertainment in economy. It's the old style system and not so great for the passengers. But as previously stated, the A343's will all leave the fleet in the next year. A346's all the way!!!
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:21 am

Quoting StarGuy (Reply 10):
But as previously stated, the A343's will all leave the fleet in the next year. A346's all the way!!!

Really?
Why would VS spend alot of money upgrading the J cabins of their remaining A343s (which began late last year and continue this year) if they are going to be sold next year?
I thought VS decided not to upgrade the A343s which were due to leave the fleet (G-VAEL, G-VBUS, G-VSUN) and instead upgrade the A343s which would remain in the fleet for a few more years?
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:47 am

This one was long coming, and as expected operating along the same double overnight pattern as the existing LHR-HKG-SYD-HKG-LHR flight. HKG is in dire need of extra capacity from VS, and failing to provide the extra flight the airline would stand to lose out big time against the others plying the route. The linking of SYD to the existing HKG route 1.5 years ago was likely not one of VS's smartest corporate decisions, but that has been discussed here over and over again.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:08 am

Quoting Concorde001 (Reply 11):
Really?
Why would VS spend alot of money upgrading the J cabins of their remaining A343s (which began late last year and continue this year) if they are going to be sold next year?

Sorry, I was being flipant. G-VAEL should be Nov this year and BUS and SUN have gone to Nigeria so there should only be five Left I believe. They are always flying to Lagos, Delhi and Mumbai so I can't imagine they would stick around that much longer
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:10 am

Quoting Concorde001 (Reply 11):
Really?

I don't think they are, I think its just a selected few. For example some have gone to Virgin Nigeria, and some (don't know how many) will go to Finnair!

Some of VS's routes will stay A343's such as LOS!

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:15 am

The timings are a bit suprising in my opinion. My suggestion would have been a departure time from London at around 12:00, arriving Hong Kong 06:30 the next day.

And the return from Hong Kong at 09:00, arriving back into London mid-afternoon, just to give more flexibility for the passengers.

Just my  twocents !

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:02 am

I thought the flight to Hong Kong were a A340-600 that continued to Sydney. What's going on?
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:08 am

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 16):
I thought the flight to Hong Kong were a A340-600 that continued to Sydney. What's going on?

It is, the A340-600 flight does and will continue to fly to SYD! The new A340-300 will just stop at Hong Kong  Smile

Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 15):

I agree with you, I prefer your timings much more  Smile

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:22 am

Of course it is great that VS are increased HKG flights from LHR, but what about some flights from the regions? Namely MAN, possibly with Cathay Pacific? And whats the latest on Oasis Airlines and their plans to serve LGW?

Also how have VS got the LHR slots? Bought them or reducied the frequency of another route?
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:24 am

Quoting StarGuy (Reply 13):
They are always flying to Lagos, Delhi and Mumbai so I can't imagine they would stick around that much longer

They fly to New York too. The reason why the A343s fly to DEL and BOM are because the A346 is not certified to fly to these airports...it's too large!

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:32 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 17):
It is, the A340-600 flight does and will continue to fly to SYD! The new A340-300 will just stop at Hong Kong

At least that's clarified.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:32 am

Quoting Concorde001 (Reply 19):

Heathrow closes at 11:30pm, so no scheduled departures or arrivals are allowed after this time.

Errrrr, i meant 12:00, as in lunchtime. Sorry for not making it clear though!

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:41 am

Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 21):
Errrrr, i meant 12:00, as in lunchtime. Sorry for not making it clear though!

Sorry, my mistake! I've edited my post.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:50 am

As these additional flights will be to take some of the O&D traffic away from the LHR-HKG-SYD flight to allow more passengers to fly LHR-SYD, VS won't have wanted to great a difference on timings otherwise there would be the risk passengers off the existing flight wouldn't use the new service.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:37 am

Quoting Airsnaps (Reply 4):
It is however a disgrace that VS have decided to use their now ageing A343 for the second daily operation.

Must be even more of a disgrace that BA use even older B744's on the route too.  sarcastic 

Quoting StarGuy (Reply 13):
They are always flying to Lagos, Delhi and Mumbai so I can't imagine they would stick around that much longer

They are now back on the JFK route on the VS003/VS004 rotation since the DXB has now gone daily on an A346.

Quoting Humberside (Reply 18):
Also how have VS got the LHR slots? Bought them or reducied the frequency of another route?

They are probably the slots that they have had for a while that were previously used for the 2nd LOS service that operated from time to time, and were then used for Virgin Nigeria for a short time. VS have had a number of slots that they have been unable to use due to lack of a/c and so have leased them out to other carriers until such time as a/c became available. IIRC they even leased some out to BA !!!.

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:45 am

Any chance of the second VS flight going on through to MEL or perhaps AKL?

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:25 pm

Quoting Airsnaps (Reply 4):
Truly excellent news to learn recently that Air New Zealand will be starting the HKG route as of 29th October this year with the B744.

Yes it will be mostly thru traffic AKL-HKG-LHR to take thru pax off the AKL-LAX-LHR route.. but being the only *A carrier to fly HKG-LHR will be a good opportunity, also NZ codeshares with VS
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:08 pm

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 26):
also NZ codeshares with VS

do they ? on what route ?
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:24 pm

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 27):
do they ? on what route ?

LAX-LHR and I'm pretty sure they do on some others also...
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:58 pm

Quoting Hkg82 (Reply 2):
Cathay Pacific - 4 daily, 2 744s + A340s

Would this be a good "2xA380" Route when Cathay Pacific gets their A380's? Robert NWDC10
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:13 pm

Quoting NWDC10 (Reply 29):
Would this be a good "2xA380" Route when Cathay Pacific gets their A380's?

Nope, CX havn't ordered any A380 as of yet!

The most likely to fly A380's on this route is either VS or QF! (Doubtful with QF)  Smile

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:30 pm

Quoting B742 (Reply 30):
The most likely to fly A380's on this route is either VS or QF! (Doubtful with QF)

QF's A380 will be tired up flying to LAX and LHR via SIN. But it would be great to see VS have their A380 fly to SYD.

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 25):
Any chance of the second VS flight going on through to MEL or perhaps AKL

MEL would be good now that BA don't serve that destination anymore.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:53 pm

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 28):
Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 27):
do they ? on what route ?

LAX-LHR and I'm pretty sure they do on some others also...

Nope they don't you need to check your info.

NZ codeshare with UA on this and other routes.

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:51 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 31):
QF's A380 will be tired up flying to LAX and LHR via SIN. But it would be great to see VS have their A380 fly to SYD.

I don't know, QF have a MEL-HGK-LHR service that is pretty popular, and i would be highly surprised if some of the A380s didn't also start melbourne service. Australia isn't just Sydney. Melbourne is a very wealthy city after all.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:09 am

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 32):
Nope they don't you need to check your info.

NZ codeshare with UA on this and other routes.

Well I work for NZ and last time I checked LAX-LHR was operated with metal from both carriers and codeshare was in place. VS also codeshares on other flights on NZs network.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:14 am

The new flights are on amadeus and will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from LHR as VS 238, and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday from HKG as VS 239.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:21 am

Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 15):
The timings are a bit suprising in my opinion. My suggestion would have been a departure time from London at around 12:00, arriving Hong Kong 06:30 the next day.

And the return from Hong Kong at 09:00, arriving back into London mid-afternoon, just to give more flexibility for the passengers.

If VS scheduled its flights like that, it would be using some of the most valuable slots at LHR, since they are the ones that are used for TransAtlantic flights. There are plenty of slots available after 8pm at LHR. The morning is full, but VS probably tweaked its schedule.

Quoting Humberside (Reply 18):
Also how have VS got the LHR slots? Bought them or reducied the frequency of another route?

For a 2035 departure, there probably were slots available in the pool, so that would not have been difficult to get. However the return flight probably involved some schedule teaking by VS to use a slot that they already had.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:44 am

Hi everyone,

I may be wrong, but did Virgin not operate two flights per day (well on most days of the week at least) prior to the SARS crisis?
I thought they had 2 services a day, and that one was dropped starting from the Summer 2003 schedule. I seem to remember that it departed late at night like the current proposed service.

Just a thought anyway!
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:26 am

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 34):
Well I work for NZ and last time I checked LAX-LHR was operated with metal from both carriers and codeshare was in place. VS also codeshares on other flights on NZs network.

I know that they are in each others FF programmes , but if they are actually codesharing then they are doing a remarkably good job of keeping the news to themselves - no disrepect intended , but can you actually back your statement up by providing an instance of a codeshare flight number either VS on NZ metal or vv ?
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:41 am

I can't believe how popular this route is! Also considering the vast number of people travelling to HKG via European carriers. What happened with CX's MAN-HKG via Moscow? Last I heard was some Russian problems??

Quoting Hkg82 (Reply 5):
second were German students..WTF?

lol!

Quoting Superhub (Reply 3):
why is traffic between HKG and LHR getting busier...especially now that Hong Kong is no longer a British colony and many British expats have already left HK

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Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 15):
departure time from London at around 12:00, arriving Hong Kong 06:30 the next day.

And the return from Hong Kong at 09:00, arriving back into London mid-afternoon, just to give more flexibility for the passengers.

I agree but I do recall my personal jet lag problems with an earlier departure time on the way there. We used to depart MAN at 10:00am and get there around 8:00am - I fell to sleep in a restaurant when I got there!
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:16 am

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 38):
I know that they are in each others FF programmes , but if they are actually codesharing then they are doing a remarkably good job of keeping the news to themselves - no disrepect intended , but can you actually back your statement up by providing an instance of a codeshare flight number either VS on NZ metal or vv ?

mmm been trying to look that up here online, been a while since I've seen codeshare numbers I must say... I believe VS008 is a flight LAX-LHR that was codeshared...not sure what the NZ**** was for it.
As for the advertising part, well its not a big arrangement for both of them, NZ focuses on its *A codeshares etc.
On a side note I wish VS would join *A would fill a big whole in the North Atlantic/UK that BD and UA (with LH to a small extent) don't cover. I am of the understanding that it is LH that doesn't want VS to join and that SQ (who own 50% of VS) are lukewarm on the idea also.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:34 am

From reply #30, thank you Rob for the corection. I thought they ordered the A380. I goofed. Robert NWDC10
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:29 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 31):
MEL would be good now that BA don't serve that destination anymore.

Always good to keep that Kangaroo on its toes. And to give the flying public better options, otherwise it's ONEworld only.

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:27 pm

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 38):
Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 34):
Well I work for NZ and last time I checked LAX-LHR was operated with metal from both carriers and codeshare was in place. VS also codeshares on other flights on NZs network.

I know that they are in each others FF programmes , but if they are actually codesharing then they are doing a remarkably good job of keeping the news to themselves - no disrepect intended , but can you actually back your statement up by providing an instance of a codeshare flight number either VS on NZ metal or vv ?



Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 40):
mmm been trying to look that up here online, been a while since I've seen codeshare numbers I

And it'll be a while before you find them mate. NZ do not codeshare with VS.
They do have reciprocal FF benefits though. THis from their website:

Our partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways means Airpoints members can earn and redeem rewards on Virgin Atlantic services, and Virgin Atlantic flying club members can earn miles on Air New Zealand services

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:19 pm

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 43):
Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 38):Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 34):
Well I work for NZ and last time I checked LAX-LHR was operated with metal from both carriers and codeshare was in place. VS also codeshares on other flights on NZs network.

I know that they are in each others FF programmes , but if they are actually codesharing then they are doing a remarkably good job of keeping the news to themselves - no disrepect intended , but can you actually back your statement up by providing an instance of a codeshare flight number either VS on NZ metal or vv ?


Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 40):mmm been trying to look that up here online, been a while since I've seen codeshare numbers I
And it'll be a while before you find them mate. NZ do not codeshare with VS.
They do have reciprocal FF benefits though. THis from their website:

Our partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways means Airpoints members can earn and redeem rewards on Virgin Atlantic services, and Virgin Atlantic flying club members can earn miles on Air New Zealand services

I know that Air New Zealandhas sold a lot of air packages in New Zealand to fly to the UK that utilise both Virgin and NZ's services they are not code shares ..usually with connections in NRT HKG SIN LAX using NZ metal from AKL to those destinations and VS to LHR ...

I am NZ crew and have never had a VS flight no on one of the planes internationally that i have operated in the 7 years that i have flown with NZ but we do get a lot of connecting pax from VS..
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:47 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 31):
QF's A380 will be tired up flying to LAX

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Quoting VHVXB (Reply 31):
and LHR via SIN

Where did you see/hear that LHR would be via SIN? Last I heard that had not been decided.

It is possibile that MEL-LHR could be via HKG or SIN and SYD-LHR via SIN or BKK. Somehow I doubt that both will be via SIN.

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:41 pm

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 45):
Where did you see/hear that LHR would be via SIN? Last I heard that had not been decided.

I was reading a newspaper article in the SMH about QF and the future of Australian Airline workers. It had a slight metion about the A380 and destinations they were planning to fly them to. I will try to find article.

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 45):
It is possibile that MEL-LHR could be via HKG or SIN and SYD-LHR via SIN or BKK. Somehow I doubt that both will be via SIN

BKK would be ideal for QF they only have the 1 daily service.

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 42):
Always good to keep that Kangaroo on its toes. And to give the flying public better options, otherwise it's ONEworld only.

Yeah lets hope we can see something new on this route it all one way traffic at the moment
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:20 pm

Air NZ is going to get slaughtered on the HKG-LHR-HKG route! It's going to have to rely heavily on end-to-end traffic (AKL-LHR-AKL). Still don't understand why they chose HKG over other less-congested Asian points.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:37 pm

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 43):
Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 40):
mmm been trying to look that up here online, been a while since I've seen codeshare numbers I

And it'll be a while before you find them mate. NZ do not codeshare with VS.
They do have reciprocal FF benefits though. THis from their website:

Our partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways means Airpoints members can earn and redeem rewards on Virgin Atlantic services, and Virgin Atlantic flying club members can earn miles on Air New Zealand services

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Exactly. No codesharing in operation. VS do operate the "Great Escapade" ticket in conjuction with NZ and SQ, each sector bears the flight number of the respective carrier.

Quoting Concorde001 (Reply 19):
Quoting StarGuy (Reply 13):
They are always flying to Lagos, Delhi and Mumbai so I can't imagine they would stick around that much longer

They fly to New York too. The reason why the A343s fly to DEL and BOM are because the A346 is not certified to fly to these airports...it's too large!

Indeed we do use 343 on JFK, EWR, BOS, LOS, JNB, DEL, and BOM from time to time, and obviously we will be using it for HKG 2. We are going to be keeping 5 of our 343s for another few years, and these have been refitted with the Upper Class Suite.

We have also flown A346 to BOM and DEL.... The BOM inaugural was A346, and it has been in the schedules a couple of times on an adhoc basis..

I'm very excited about HKG2 as it means more flights to my favourite destination, and more capacity for me to non-rev back home to Oz!!!!

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RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:15 pm

Quoting Ozvirginuk (Reply 48):
I'm very excited about HKG2 as it means more flights to my favourite destination, and more capacity for me to non-rev back home to Oz!!!!

And for me to visit both HKG and SYD for the first time, as your nominated friend/colleague!

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