Virgin to go double daily to Hong Kong

10 Jun 2008 by Mark Caswell

Virgin Atlantic
is to add a second daily flight on its popular London to Hong Kong route from
this October.

The carrier will
add a 1600 departure from Heathrow to its existing 2230 option, arriving into
Hong Kong at 1230 the following day. This new service will start off three-times weekly from October 28 (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday), rising to
daily from December 4.

The London-Hong
Kong service enjoys some of the highest load factors on Virgin’s network,
largely due to its onward connections to Sydney. The carrier will also have
benefitted from the recent demise of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, which flew
between London Gatwick and Chek Lap Kok airport.

The new flights
will be plied by the carrier’s A340-600 aircraft – Virgin says that timetable
changes and “more efficient use of the fleet” has enabled it to free up the
aircraft for use on the additional service.

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