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Qantas services to HK resumed after 3 years

For the first time in three years, Qantas resumes service to Hong Kong.

With Melbourne set to resume service to Hong Kong in March, Qantas will use its A330 on the route.

In Hong Kong again is Qantas. The flying kangaroo will reunite Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) and Hong Kong International Airport after a nearly three-year gap caused by the COVID-19 epidemic (HKG).

The carrier will boost the link from its initial three times per week to a daily service starting on February 27. The return of Qantas service from Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport (MEL) to Hong Kong on March 26 will welcome Victorians. The airline’s Airbus A330 will fly passengers between Sydney and Melbourne on both flights.

Hong Kong travel plans

The airline will operate the following schedule, departing Sydney on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:

QF127, departing at 10:15 from Sydney Kingsford International Airport, and arriving at 16:35 at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG).

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) will receive QF128 at 06:40 the next day after departing from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) at 18:20. Hong Kong lacks a Qantas lounge.

Members of the Qantas Club who return to Hong Kong will notice a missing item on their subsequent visit. As airplanes hibernated through the worst of the pandemic, the airline closed its Qantas lounge at HKG in August 2021.

Airline Chief Executive Alan Joyce took into account the variety of lounges offered by oneworld partner Cathay Pacific at its home airport and told Executive Traveller that the decision to close the lounge was a part of its COVID-19 recovery.

We worked with Cathay to acquire access to their lounges and, of course, they have access to our lounges here. We think it’s the greatest agreement. (The airline) looked at everything that we required in the individual market. Cathay have some amazing lounges in Hong Kong.

to a lounge

Travelers might worry which lounge will now accept them. Business class passengers, along with Platinum- and Gold-grade frequent flyers, will receive access to the appropriate Cathay Pacific lounges based on status, and Qantas Club members will be directed to the Plaza Premium Lounge, the airline informed Executive Traveller.

Airbus A330 product options are scarce.

In less than eight and a half hours, the airline’s Airbus A330-300, an old gal at 18 years in service for Qantas, VH-QPF, carried passengers on QF127 to Hong Kong on January 30. Prior to the epidemic, passengers on the journey were accustomed to the airline’s Airbus A380 providing all four service classes. At this time, the Airbus A330 only offers business and economy class.

The current aircraft scheduled for the route, according to Aviancionline, has a capacity of 297 seats in total, including 28 in business class and 260 in economy.

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