Virgin Atlantic is planning to increase its daily service to Hong Kong, the gateway to mainland China and the Far East.
From October 28, 2008, flight VS238 will operate thrice weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights will depart from London Heathrow Terminal 3 at 4pm, arriving in Hong Kong at 12.30pm the following afternoon. On the return leg, flight VS239 will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Hong Kong at 2.15pm and arriving at London Heathrow at 7.20pm the same day.
Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic, said: "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.
"Virgin Atlantic, which is highly committed to the city and the Pearl River Delta, has flown well over two million passengers on this route since we started flying in 1994 and it remains one of our most popular services. We offer a big thank you to the Hong Kong Airport authorities for helping to make this extra service a reality."
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