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Virgin Atlantic to China?

Sat Feb 20, 1999 1:13 am

Iain, is VA looking to open a route to China with a 747-200 or 400. I got that impression from your post on Virgin to EWR and IAD.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic to China?

Sat Feb 20, 1999 1:51 am

As far as I know, Virgin received authorization to operate London - Shangai. But, I don't heard that they have already announced when to start, which plane to be used and with which frequency.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic to China?

Sat Feb 20, 1999 2:20 am

I don't think there is enough demand between China (excluding HK) and Great Britian. So even Virgin gets the rights to certain cities in China, it won't implement it.

RE: Virgin Atlantic to China?

Sat Feb 20, 1999 3:12 am

Well Virgin got that route and BA lost it. And I think they will be flying a 747-200 as the 747-400 are used on more of the popular routes with the 340 like:

RE: Virgin Atlantic to China?

Sat Feb 20, 1999 7:04 pm

As I understand it, Virgin will operate the ex anz 200's.

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