Virgin Atlantic Suspends London Heathrow – Shanghai

Virgin Atlantic has suspended its daily service from London Heathrow to Shanghai in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Virgin Atlantic has suspended its daily service from London Heathrow to Shanghai Pu Dong airport.

This follows a decision by a large number of European airlines to either suspend outright, or substantially reduce, scheduled services to airports in mainland China following the Coronavirus outbreak.

The World Health Organisation has also declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

The last outbound flight from London Heathrow, VS250, will operate on Friday 31 January 2020. The last inbound flight, VS251, will operate on Saturday 1 February 2020.

Virgin Atlantic currently plans to resume its outbound flight from London Heathrow on Monday 17 February 2020 and its inbound flight to London Heathrow on Tuesday 18 February 2020. However, this is subject to review.

Passengers whose flights have been cancelled are entitled to a full refund, or to rebook to a later date.

Virgin Atlantic will continue to fly daily from London Heathrow to Hong Kong. Passengers who are due to fly to Hong Kong can also request a refund or rebook to a later date.

The latest guidance is available from Virgin Atlantic.

Update Thursday 6 February 2020

Virgin Atlantic has since extended the length of cancellation until Sunday 29 March.

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