Thursday, 11 June 2020

July restart date for Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic has announced its plan to restart passenger flying, with services from London Heathrow to Orlando, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York JFK and Los Angeles set to resume from 20th and 21st July 2020.

As countries around the world start to relax travel restrictions, Virgin Atlantic will resume some routes on 20th July, while steadily increasing passenger flying throughout the second half of 2020, with a further, gradual recovery through 2021 in line with customer demand.

Services from London Heathrow to New York JFK, Los Angeles, Orlando, Hong Kong and Shanghai set to resume from 20th and 21st July 2020, with more destinations set to be announced in the next two weeks for the month of August
Additional measures put in place at the airport and onboard to ensure health and safety of our customers and our people
Dedicated cargo operations to continue to destinations on the Virgin Atlantic network and beyond, keeping essential supply chains running



Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic commented: “As the Covid-19 crisis stabilises and demand slowly returns, we are looking forward to welcoming our customers back onboard and flying them safely to their favourite destinations. To ensure the health and safety of our customers and our people, we’re introducing new measures at every point in the journey to offer peace of mind when taking to the skies with us.”

“Our planned first flights will be to Orlando and Hong Kong on the 20th July, 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 a multi-layered approach of carefully targeted public health and screening measures, which will allow for a successful and safe restart of international air travel for passengers and businesses. We are planning to announce more destination restart dates in the next two weeks for the month of August.”

Virgin Atlantic planned return to flying from London Heathrow Terminal 2*

Flights will be loaded into systems over the next two weeks subject to change.










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