Virgin Australia's Maiden Flight to Hong Kong Welcomes Richard Branson and Water Cannon 'Salutes'

StoryfulPublished: July 5, 20171 views
Published: July 5, 2017

Richard Branson joined passengers on Virgin Australia’s inaugural flight from Melbourne to Hong Kong on July 5 to celebrate the carrier’s new flight route. The plane was given a water-cannon salute at Melbourne Airport before its departure. Virgin Australia posted an image of Richard Branson on Facebook, showing the entrepreneur at Melbourne Airport, dressed in a Bendigo Dragon T-shirt, leading a 32-metre dragon through the airport. According to Australian Aviation, Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti said the new route would operate five times weekly. Credit: Schony747 via Storyful

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