Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Virgin Atlantic to end Dubai service

Virgin Atlantic the British airline that is almost half owned by Delta has announced today that it is calling a halt to its London - Dubai service. 

The airline has advised the last day of service on the route will be 30th March 2019, because it can't compete with Emirates on the route and because Delta wants the airline to concentrate more fully on transatlantic operations.

Shai Weiss, Chief Commercial Officer and the airlines next CEO said: “It‘s never an easy decision to withdraw a route, and we’d like to thank our customers and dedicated team in Dubai for their loyalty over the last 12 years. We’ll continue to offer daily flights between Dubai and London Heathrow until 31 March 2019, and will be sad to say goodbye to this fantastic city.”

Virgin Atlantic will continue to operate the current daily rotation on the route as planned and people can still make bookings for travel before 31st March 2019.