Virgin Atlantic quits on Hong Kong, cites Russian airspace closures

Virgin Atlantic Airways has come to the conclusion that its long-range route from London (Heathrow) to Hong Kong is not econonically viable due to the overflight restrictions imposed by Russia.

The restrictions create longer flight times to avoid the closed airspace.

This move will end 30 years of operations to HKG. It is closing its Hong Kong office.

Previously the airline stated it would resume HKG service in March 2023.

The airline suspended service to HKG in December 2021.

Top Copyright Photo: Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A350-1041 G-VPRD (msn 319) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 957134.

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