Wednesday, 24 June 2020

17 additional destinations to be added to Virgin Atlantic's summer schedule.

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.

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 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 dateRoutes
20th July 2020London Heathrow to Hong Kong
21st July 2020London Heathrow to New York JFK, Los Angeles
1st August 2020London Heathrow to Barbados
4th August 2020London Heathrow to Shanghai
4th August 2020London Heathrow to San Francisco
9th August 2020London Heathrow to Tel Aviv
18th August 2020London Heathrow to Miami
23rd August 2020London Heathrow to Lagos
24th August 2020London Heathrow and Manchester to Orlando (subject to CDC approval)
25th August 2020London Heathrow to Atlanta
September 2020London Heathrow to Washington, Seattle, Las Vegas
September 2020London Heathrow to Mumbai, Delhi
September 2020London Heathrow to Boston
October 2020London Heathrow to Montego Bay, Antigua, Grenada and Tobago (vai Antigua)
October 2020Manchester 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. 

The airline also has no plans of restarting services from London Gatwick next year, despite some recent press speculation the airline might return to the Sussex Airport.

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