Qantas Resumes Melbourne Hong Kong Direct Flights

In early May 2023 Australian flag carrier, Qantas, reopened its magnificent Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) lounge. This was the first step towards the airline finally powering up its operations in HK making the push to reach pre pandemic traffic and service levels. What I’ll be talking about in this post goes exactly in this direction. Qantas is in fact resuming direct flights between Melbourne and Hong Kong International Airport. Let’s take a closer look at what the news is all about.

The Return of Qantas Melbourne Hong Kong Flights

The resumption of the service will have some frequency incremental steps. The airline initially will start flying the route on a 3 times per week basis. In July the flight frequency will be upped to 4 times per week until it’ll finally become a daily service from October 2023 onwards.

The flight will initially operate every:

  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Saturday

With flights operating the route following this schedule:

Flight NumberDeparture AirportAirport CodeDeparture TimeArrival AirportAirport CodeArrival TimeFlight Duration
Qantas LogoQF29MelbourneMEL12:45Hong KongHKG20:259h 40min
Qantas LogoQF30Hong KongHKG21:55MelbourneMEL09:20+19h 25min

Qantas A330 Winglet Window View

The Plane Chosen For The QF Melbourne Hong Kong Route

The Qantas fleet is still undergoing an extensive modernisation. However many Asian routes are still operated using some of the airline’s older machinery. This is also the case for QF29 Melbourne Hong Kong flight which is served by Qantas’ Airbus A330-200. These planes offer travellers the possibility of booking their trip in 2 classes of travel with a layout featuring:

  • 28 or 27 Business Class Seats
  • 243 or 224 Economy Class

Included in the price of the ticket you’ll always get a hot meal included, even in economy with all fares. The business class seats on the Qantas Airbus A330-200 transform into a flat bed and designed and produced by Thompson Aero (Vantage XL model).

Economy class seats are produced by German firm Recaro, and all have their individual 13-inch personal entertainment screen with USB socket and electricity outlet.

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