Virgin Atlantic announces its return to the Caribbean

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LONDON, England — Following Virgin Atlantic announcement that services from London Heathrow are expected to resume from July 20, 2020, onwards, the airline has unveiled more detailed plans that will see passenger flying restart too many destinations across the airline’s network. Flights from Barbados to London Heathrow start on August 2.

Juha Jarvinen, chief commercial officer, Virgin Atlantic said: “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 July 20 we are planning to resume some services and then from August 1, onwards, we will resume passenger flying to 17 additional destinations around the world including Barbados, 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 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 August 24, 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. We expect flights from Barbados to Manchester to resume in October 2020.”

The Caribbean ticket office in Barbados will re-open on August 4, to support bookings and enquiries, until then customers can contact our UK Call Centre on the Toll-Free number +1 246 228 4886 or visit www.virginatlantic.com

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