Virgin Atlantic: cheap flights

From July passengers will be able to fly return for £638

Virgin flights have made it easier, and cheaper, for travellers hoping to reach Australia this summer.

Passengers wishing to fly to Australia are being offered a new daily connection to Sydney through Hong Kong in addition to Melbourne.

The route comes in response to a new codeshare partnership between Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia.

The airlines will be creating more options for British travellers hoping to fly to the other side of the world.

From 1 May, customers can book the flight from departing after the 2 July and will be able to take the one-stop flight to Australia for £638 return.

The Sydney service will fly in addition to the Melbourne flights, whose codeshare services launched earlier in the year.

Passengers flying via Los Angeles are already able to fly directly to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as part of the new codeshare deal.

The partnership will also open up more domestic options across the whole of Australia.

The route enables customers to easily connect to or from cities and tourist destinations including Cairns, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart and the Gold Coast, operated by Virgin Australia.

Passengers flying with the Virgin codeshare are rewarded with a host of benefits including encompassing all the destinations they want to travel to in one booking and a single check-in and bag drop.

Virgin Australia: cheap flights

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia have joined a codeshare partnership

The new deal will create more travel options between the UK and Australia

Shai Weiss, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic, said: “We are pleased to announce the expansion of our partnership with Virgin Australia which means even more customers can travel around the world using only Virgin airlines.

“The new deal will create more travel options between the UK and Australia by giving customers the choice of connecting through Los Angeles or Hong Kong to Sydney, Melbourne and beyond.

“It also offers customers the security and ease of booking through a codeshare, as well as through check-in and a single bag drop for the entire journey.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming our Australian customers back on board, and couldn’t think of a more fitting way to do it than with our sister airline.”

Both of the new routes are operated by the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which is the newest aircraft in its fleet.

Cheap flights: Sydney

The new routes will be available from 2 July

Virgin Australia runs up to 18 flights a week between Australia and Lost Angeles on its Boeing 777-300ER fleet.

The airline also offers daily services between Melbourne and Hong Kong and will be launching daily flights between Sydney and Hong Kong on 2 July 2018.

Virgin has announced many changes for passengers this year including the news of the revamp of the economy class.

Having scrapped check-in luggage for all economy flights, passengers have the change to book onto a cheaper flight with hand-luggage only.

Economy has been split into three ticketed categories, Economy Light, Economy Classic or Economy Delight.

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