Virgin Atlantic to Cease Hong Kong to Sydney

Virgin Atlantic to Cease Hong Kong to Sydney

Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline has blamed “increasing costs and a challenging economic environment” for its decision to cease its Sydney to Hong Kong service as from 5th May 2014.

The last flight departing Hong Kong to Sydney will be on 4th May. The airline said the route was no longer considered profitable. Virgin Atlantic will continue to operate services between London Heathrow and Hong Kong.

Craig Kreeger, Chief Executive, said: “These are still difficult times for the airline industry and we need to deploy our aircraft to routes with the right level of demand to be financially viable.”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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