Virgin Atlantic will now be running twice daily flights between London Heathrow and Hong Kong, boosting the number of seats available on the booming Heathrow-Hong Kong route and opening up fresh opportunities for those passengers wishing to connect to other cities in China, or the wider Far East.
It will also provide greater flexibility for stopovers, for those passengers wanting to break their journey if travelling to or from Sydney.
From 28th October 2008, the flight will operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and then operate daily from 4th December 2008 – departing London Heathrow Terminal 3 at 16.00, arriving in Hong Kong at 12.30pm the following afternoon.
Operating between Hong Kong and London Heathrow, flights will go between Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 29th October 2008, and then operate daily from 5th December 2008, departing Hong Kong at 14.15, arriving at London Heathrow at 19.20 the same day.
“East is the new West and this second daily service will offer our passengers even more opportunities via Hong Kong, which is the third busiest long-haul route out of Heathrow after New York’s JFK and Dubai,” said Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic.
“Virgin Atlantic, which is highly committed to the city and the Pearl River Delta, has flown well over 2 million passengers on this route since we started flying in 1994 and it remains one of our most popular services.”