Virgin Atlantic Announces Its Return To The Caribbean
"From 20th July we are planning to resume some services and then from 1st August onwards, we will resume passenger flying to 17 additional destinations around the world including Barbados, Tel Aviv, Miami, Lagos, and San Francisco"
news784.com – Virgin Atlantic has announced its plan to restart passenger flying to 17 additional destinations from August 2020.
Following the airline’s announcement that services from London Heathrow are expected to resume from 20th July 2020 onwards, Virgin Atlantic has unveiled more detailed plans that will see passenger flying restart to many destinations across the airline’s network. Flights from Barbados to London Heathrow start on 2nd August.
Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic commented: “As countries around the world begin to relax travel restrictions, we look forward to welcoming our customers back onboard and flying them safely to many destinations across our network. From 20th July we are planning to resume some services and then from 1st August onwards, we will resume passenger flying to 17 additional destinations around the world including Barbados, Tel Aviv, Miami, Lagos, and San Francisco,”
“However, we are monitoring external conditions extremely closely, in particular the travel restrictions many countries have in place including the 14-day quarantine policy for travellers entering the UK. We know that as the Covid-19 crisis subsides, air travel will be a vital enabler of the UK’s economic recovery. Therefore, we are calling for UK Government to continually review its quarantine measures and instead look at a multi-layered approach of carefully targeted public health and screening measures, including air bridges, which will support a successful and safe restart of international air travel for passengers and businesses.”
Virgin Atlantic planned return to flying from London Heathrow Terminal 2 (subject to change and dependent on travel restrictions)
|Planned restart date||Routes|
|20th July 2020||London Heathrow to Hong Kong|
|21st July 2020||London Heathrow to New York JFK, Los Angeles|
|1st August 2020||London Heathrow to Barbados|
|4th August 2020||London Heathrow to Shanghai|
|4th August 2020||London Heathrow to San Francisco|
|9th August 2020||London Heathrow to Tel Aviv|
|18th August 2020||London Heathrow to Miami|
|23rd August 2020||London Heathrow to Lagos|
|24th August 2020||London Heathrow and Manchester to Orlando (subject to CDC approval*)|
|25th August 2020||London Heathrow to Atlanta|
|September 2020||London Heathrow to Washington, Seattle, Las Vegas|
|September 2020||London Heathrow to Mumbai, Delhi|
|September 2020||London Heathrow to Johannesburg|
|October 2020||London Heathrow to Boston|
|October 2020||London Heathrow to Montego Bay, Antigua, Grenada and Tobago (via Antigua)|
|October 2020||Manchester to Barbados|
Virgin Atlantic will operate temporarily from Terminal 2 at Heathrow, due to HAL’s terminal consolidation. Virgin Atlantic will return to its much-loved home at London Heathrow Terminal 3 when demand at Heathrow grows, enabling Terminal 3 to reopen
Virgin Atlantic has taken the difficult decision to delay the restart of its London Heathrow to Orlando service and it will now resume on 24th August 2020. Seasonal services from Glasgow and Belfast to Orlando will resume for selected dates in summer 2021. We will continue to monitor our network on an ongoing basis and expect more flights from London Heathrow and Manchester to resume in September and October 2020. We expect flights from Barbados to Manchester to resume in October 2020.