Virgin Atlantic Takes Flight to Chicago, Adds to D.C.

Beginning April 23, 2007, Virgin Atlantic will begin daily service between London Heathrow and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the carrier announced on Tuesday. Also, on April 24, 2007, Virgin will add an additional daily service between London Heathrow and Washington Dulles Airport. Flights depart London Heathrow at 11:15 a.m. and arrive at Chicago O'Hare at 2:10 p.m. Flights departing the Windy City leave at 6:00 p.m. and arrive at London Heathrow at 8:00 the following morning. Second daily service from London to Washington leaves at 5:30 p.m. and arrives at Dulles at 8:55 p.m. London-bound flights depart Washington Dulles at 11:10 p.m. and arrive at Heathrow at 11:35 a.m. "Our award winning upper class suite will be flying on all Chicago flights and the new premium economy seat, which is wider than British Airway's club world seat, will be on all flights from June, so passengers are guaranteed the best premium services to and from the Windy City," Sir Richard Branson, chairman of Virgin Atlantic, said in a statement.

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