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Branson launches Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner flights to Seattle

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Now you can go Sleepless in Seattle by flying on a 787 Dreamliner! Sir Richard Branson has launched Virgin Atlantic flights to the American city from London’s Heathrow.

The daily service service replaces the flight operated by partner Delta Air Lines – adding more than 40,000 extra seats every year between the two cities.

Delta will provide options to connect to destinations such as Canada and Hawaii.

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Landing in Seattle, Sir Richard said: “Seattle has long been on my list of cities to fly to and I’m delighted to launch this new service. As the home to Microsoft, Amazon and of course Boeing, Seattle’s one of the fastest growing cities in the US and as a mecca for entrepreneurs and innovators, it’s a perfect fit for the Virgin Atlantic brand.”

Seattle, famous for the movie starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, is an exciting city and there’s no way you will want to sleep! Take a lift to the observation deck of the Space Needle, above, 520 feet above sea level for amazing views. Visit Pike Place Market, go kayaking on the many waterways or downtown shopping.

Return fares from £674, virginatlantic.com