Virgin Atlantic launches Second Daily London to Washington Flight

Travel News Asia Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Virgin Atlantic has launched its second daily service to Washington Dulles International Airport. The additional service which operates from today, 24 April, until 27 October 2007 will complement the airlines existing daily Washington flight by offering passengers more choice and flexibility.

The airline first launched its daily service from London Heathrow airport to Washington Dulles International airport in June 1996 and since then Virgin has carried nearly two million passengers.

Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic, said, This new service gives Virgin Atlantic passengers the best possible schedule. They can choose the existing morning departure from Heathrow to Washington, or wait until the late afternoon to leave London after a days work. On the return, our new late evening departure from Washington will suit the determined lobbyist who can have dinner on the Hill and still catch an overnight flight back to London.

The new flight will be operated by an Airbus A340-300 aircraft.The new flight VS055 departs London Heathrow at 17.30 to arrive in at Washington Dulles Airport at 20.55. VS056 will return from Washington Dulles International at 23.10 and arrive London Heathrow at 1135 the following day. The existing flight VS021 departs London Heathrow at 11.30 arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport at 14.40 and VS022 returns from Washington Dulles International Airport at 18.40 arriving into London Heathrow at 07.05 the following day.

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