Virgin Atlantic resumes US routes ahead of reopening

Published on : Friday, October 22, 2021

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic has confirmed that services with Orlando and Las Vegas will resumes operations on the November 8, the same day that the US borders reopen. Connections between the Big Apple and the north of England are also receiving a boost, with flights between Manchester Airport and New York also resuming.

Following the welcome news that transatlantic travel can resume for fully vaccinated visitors, Virgin Atlantic is keen to ensure its customers can take to the skies quickly and is offering customers the earliest possible opportunity to reconnect with loved ones or take that much anticipated holiday.

Services to Orlando will depart daily from both London Heathrow and Manchester. The route is currently the most booked across Virgin Atlantic’s global portfolio, reaffirming the pent-up demand for families and thrill seekers to enjoy the magic of Florida’s top destination. 

To meet with the increased demand, the airline will deploy the newest, largest plane in its fleet, the Airbus A350-100 from the November 8-14 on its Heathrow to Orlando route. Las Vegas flights will operate daily from London Heathrow on the airline’s Boeing 787-900, with daily services from Manchester to New York resuming on an Airbus A330.

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic said that customers are ready to begin their US adventures, whether it is to enjoy the magic of Orlando or to party the night away in Las Vegas, therefore it is only right that  the carrier offers them the opportunity to fly as soon possible. He mentioned that he is delighted the Orlando and Las Vegas services will begin on November 8, the same day transatlantic travel reopens.

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