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Virgin to increase Hong Kong flights

Fri, 13 Jun, 2008

Virgin Atlantic has announced it will soon fly from London Heathrow Airport to Hong Kong twice a day.

At present, the airline offers a daily flight between the two locations and it is thought the extra service will create 100 new cabin crew jobs.

The second daily service will start in October and Virgin says it will open up "fresh opportunities" for those passengers who wish to connect to other cities in the Far East.

"East is the new west and this second daily service will offer our passengers even more opportunities via Hong Kong," said Steve Ridgway, Virgin Atlantic chief executive.

Virgin's Hong Kong service is already the third-busiest long-haul route out of London Heathrow after New York JFK and Dubai.

"We offer a big 'thank you' to the Hong Kong Airport authorities for helping to make this extra service a reality," added Mr Ridgway.

Last month, Singapore Airlines announced it is increasing its A380 services in and out of London Heathrow Airport from seven to 11 times a week.

Joe Evans

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