Warm welcome for new Melbourne-Hong Kong link
Yesterday (12 November 2017), Virgin Australia launched a daily Melbourne-Hong Kong service. It provides a timely boost to meet growing demand for cargo capacity on the route, according to Virgin Atlantic Cargo, which provides long-haul international cargo sales and management for Virgin Australia.
Volumes have been increasing steadily in both directions, and now reach 1,200 t since the airline commenced five A330-200 flights a week in July.
Pip Palmer, regional sales manager, Australia and New Zealand: "Cargo volumes to and from Melbourne have exceeded our expectations so far. There are a series of positive business indicators that show a consistent level of demand from our current customers and opportunities for new traffic like we have started to generate from Tasmania." (ah)