Virgin Atlantic has launched new service from London to Vancouver. The flights will operated four times a week, departing Heathrow International Airport and flying to Vancouver International Airport. It is the first time in ten years that Virgin Atlantic has flown to Vancouver. Chris Rossi, Senior Vice President at Virgin Atlantic, said that they are excited to bring Virgin Atlantic service to Vancouver and to connect Vancouver with London, which is the focus of the world in 2012.
Flights will be serviced on an Airbus A340-300 and will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Flights will arrive in Vancouver at 3:10 pm local time and depart for London at 7:20 pm. It is estimated that the new service will bring CA$21.5 million in tourism revenue to Vancouver and it will pump up British Columbia’s economy by CA$10.4 million. In addition to these economic benefits, Larry Berg, President and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority said the new route will also benefit tourists.
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