Virgin Australia has begun detailed planning for its first routes to China, which it plans to launch in 2017. The carrier has “started the process” of securing airport slots and terminal space, CEO John Borghetti said. The carrier has told Australian regulators that it intends to operate to Beijing and Hong Kong, although it has not confirmed which Australian cities it will fly from. Virgin has previously indicated it would use its Airbus A330-200s for these routes, but ...

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