Hong Kong Airlines plans to boost its schedule to the Gold Coast and Cairns for the peak school holiday season.
The full-service carrier will increase its Hong Kong-Gold Coast-Cairns-Hong Kong service to five times a week from December 9.
Further, the airline plans to run daily services to the two popular Queensland tourist destinations during the Chinese New Year period. The first day of the Chinese New Year is January 28 2017.
There is also a frequency boost for its Hong Kong-Auckland flights, which will operate 10 times weekly between December 2016 and February 2017, Hong Kong Airlines said in a statement on Monday.
All its flights to this part of the world are served with Airbus A330 equipment configured with business and economy class.
The airline is part of Chinese airline and aviation company HNA Group, which is a major shareholder of Virgin Australia.
In May, Virgin and HNA announced plans to form a commercial partnership and alliance, which will also include the Australian carrier mounting flights to Beijing and Hong Kong from June 1 2017 with Airbus A330-200 aircraft from a yet-to-be-announced Australian city.
The proposed tie-up required Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) approval.
Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.