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Virgin Atlantic to Restart More Transatlantic Flights as U.S. Borders Reopen on November 8, 2021

Virgin Atlantic will restart flights from London Heathrow to Orlando and Las Vegas, as well as from Manchester and Orlando and New York, when U.S. borders reopen to fully-vaccinated European travelers on November 8, 2021.

Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 Rendering - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (October 21, 2021), Virgin Atlantic announced the restart of more transatlantic flights as U.S. borders reopen to fully-vaccinated European travelers. On November 8, 2021, the carrier will resume flights from London Heathrow to Orlando and Las Vegas, as well as from Manchester to Orlando and New York. Flights to Orlando will operate daily from both London Heathrow and Manchester. To meet growing demand, Virgin Atlantic will deploy an Airbus A350-1000, the newest and largest aircraft in their fleet, on the London Heathrow to Orlando route from November 8th through November 14, 2021. Service to Las Vegas from London Heathrow will operate daily with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, while daily flights from Manchester to New York will resume with and Airbus A330.

In Thursday’s announcement, Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Commercial Officer, Juha Jarvinen, said,

“Our customers are ready to begin their US adventures, whether it’s to enjoy the magic of Orlando or to party the night away in Las Vegas, therefore it’s only right that we offer them the opportunity to fly as soon as we can. I’m delighted that our Orlando and Las Vegas services will begin on 8 November, the same day transatlantic travel reopens. We can’t wait to transport customers to our favourite destinations in the US safely once more.”

For added peace of mind when booking, Virgin Atlantic is offering unlimited free date and flight changes through April 30, 2023. To celebrate the relaunch of U.S. services, Virgin Atlantic is offering £50 and £30 off select flights from the UK to the US West Coast. Customers can receive £30 off roundtrip Economy-Classic and Delight flights from London Heathrow to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Seattle (Light not included), or £50 off roundtrip Premium Economy flights between London Heathrow and Seattle. This special promotional offer is only valid from October 22nd through October 25, 2021. To receive up to £50 off a roundtrip flight between London Heathrow and the U.S. West Coast click the following link and enter the promo code COAST.

Founded by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson in 1984, Virgin Atlantic has brought innovation and the highest level of customer care to the airline industry. The carrier was voted Britain’s only Global Five Star Airline by APEX in 2020 for the fourth consecutive year. Headquartered in London, Virgin Atlantic employs 5,900 team members worldwide. The airline currently serves 27 destinations across four continents. Alongside shareholder and Joint Venture partner Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic operates a leading network between the US and UK, with onward connections to over 200 cities around the world. By 2022, Virgin Atlantic will operate an efficient and simplified fleet of 37 twin-engine aircraft, delivering a 10 percent savings compared to the aircraft they replace.

Source: Virgin Atlantic

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