Virgin Atlantic of the UK is considering adding additional flights to China and South America. The Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Steve Ridgway, said that the airline has wanted to add flights to Beijing for some time now and they are also considering other cities in China. Ridgway did not name any specific destinations in South America. By year-end the airline will find out how many takeoff and landing slots they will have at Heathrow.
Ridgway said the slots are very important as Heathrow Airport is very full and the availability of these slots will determine whether flights to Beijing are possible. Flights to Beijing also depend on the arrival of Boeing 787 aircraft that the airline has on order. Virgin Atlantic already flies to Shanghai and Hong Kong and has also applied to begin flights to Scotland.
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