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Branson's new flights preparing for take-off

Published 08/11/2011

Sir Richard Branson's airline, Virgin Atlantic, is to start a new service to the Canadian city of Vancouver.

Virgin will begin four-times-a-week flights between Heathrow and Vancouver, on May 24 next year. The airline also announced it was starting a second Heathrow-San Francisco service which will operate three times a week, starting on March 26. Virgin Atlantic estimates the new route and increased frequency could create up to 430 jobs in both Vancouver and San Francisco.

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