Virgin Atlantic has added 17 more destinations to its flying programme, as the airline prepares to take to the sky once again.
The airline is due to restart operations at London Heathrow from the 20th of July – however, it seems that the airline is ready to share where they are flying.
The following list is subject to travel restrictions being lifted, but this is what the airline has placed in its schedule.
- 20th July 2020 – London Heathrow to Hong Kong
- 21st July 2020 – London Heathrow to New York JFK,
- 21st July 2020 – London Heathrow – 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 to Orlando (subject to US CDC Approval)
- 24th August 2020 – Manchester to Orlando (subject to US CDC approval)
- 25th August 2020 – London Heathrow to Atlanta
- September 2020 – London Heathrow to Washington Dulles, Seattle, Las Vegas
- September 2020 – London Heathrow to Boston
- October 2020 – London Heathrow to Montego Bay, Antigua, Grenada and Tobago (via Antigua)
- October 2020 – Manchester to Barbados
London Heathrow departures will operate out of Terminal 2 as opposed to their usual home of Terminal 3 (due to the airport consolidating its operations).
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.”
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