An Operational Update from Virgin Atlantic - 7 April 2022
- 07 April 2022
- Virgin Atlantic
We are sharing the below update on behalf of our partners, Virgin Atlantic.
As customer demand gradually returns, we are very close to operating our full flying schedule again in Summer 2022, while regularly reviewing the network carefully, adding new routes such as London Heathrow – Austin in May and extending our pause to some Asian services. We continually monitor our flying programme and always share any changes with you, our valued partner, as soon as we can. With this in mind, we are keen to share our latest update.
We welcome the Hong Kong SAR Government’s decision to lift the passenger flight suspension for services from the UK to Hong Kong, which was in effect from 8 January until 1 April 2022.
However, to ensure operational readiness for our London Heathrow – Hong Kong passenger services, we have taken the careful decision to extend the pause in operations, with the intention to resume services from September 2022. We look forward to returning to this important Asian hub, providing vital connectivity between the UK and Hong Kong for customers and global supply chains.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers due to travel between May and August, who will be affected by cancellations. Our Hong Kong customers are important to us and we look forward to returning to the skies with them later this year.
Bookings affected by these changes will be updated in your GDS on Saturday 9 April 2022.
Click here to view the full update with details of the 2022 flying schedule.