Virgin Atlantic is pulling out of Australia in May when it drops its Hong Kong-Sydney service. The airline will continue to operate between Hong Kong and London, but said that “increasing costs and a challenging economic environment” had adversely affected revenues on the Hong Kong-Sydney sector. “The route is no longer considered profitable,” the airline said in a statement. Virgin Atlantic intends to operate the last flight from Hong Kong to Sydney May 4, with the ...

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