Flights will now depart for Hong Kong on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with a new daily service scheduled to come into operation from December 4th.
Commenting on the new service, Steve Ridgway, chief executive of Virgin Atlantic, said that the airline had carried over two million passengers on its existing route since it was introduced in 1994.
"East is the new west and this second daily service will offer our passengers even more opportunities via Hong Kong, which is the third busiest long-haul route out of Heathrow after New York’s JFK and Dubai," he said.
Virgin Atlantic announced earlier this month that it would cut its fuel surcharge for most passengers after the price of crude oil began to fall. The airline’s long-haul charges will drop from £109 to £96.