The conversation is beginning to shift from whether it’s “ok” to book future travel, to when we can all go. Ideally, soon. Accordingly, a confident Virgin Atlantic has pushed out a new travel schedule, with increased frequencies and even some new destinations on the horizon. For many around the world, it’s a sign of optimism in aviation that’s well received…

Virgin Atlantic 2020/2021 Flying Schedule

Virgin Atlantic is doubling down on new destinations, with twice daily flights to Tel Aviv from summer 2021. In addition, the airline has announced continued seasonal flights direct from Glasgow and Belfast to Orlando, Florida, broadening the appeal to travelers outside of the UK’s Southeast.

One perennial fan favorite can’t come soon enough, with Cape Town coming online and expanding the network. The daily flight will challenge British Airways, which operates the only direct flights between the two cities, and with any hope will lead to price drops for passengers.

Popular destinations including the Caribbean will move over to Heathrow, creating a more refined experience, particularly for Upper Class passengers who can now enjoy the Upper Class Wing, and Virgin Clubhouse.

Virgin Atlantic will fly with one of the younger fleets in the skies with a mix of Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Airbus A350-1000 and Airbus A330’s, following the recent retirements of Boeing 747 and Airbus A340-600 aircraft, which fell victim to dwindling demand and high operating costs.

From March 28th, 2021, Virgin Atlantic plans to fly from…

London Heathrow (LHR) to…

  • Antigua
  • Atlanta
  • Barbados
  • Boston
  • Cape Town
  • Delhi
  • Grenada
  • Havana
  • Hong Kong
  • Johannesburg
  • Lagos
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Montego Bay
  • Mumbai
  • New York JFK
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Shanghai
  • Tobago
  • Tel Aviv
  • Washington

From Manchester (MAN) to…

  • Atlanta
  • Barbados
  • Los Angeles
  • New York JFK
  • Orlando

And from Belfast and Glasgow to…

  • Orlando (seasonal)

virgin atlantic a350 wing tipPositive Vibes Ahead?

News today of Richard Branson securing up to $500 million for the airline via Virgin Galactic share sales has many in the airline industry singing a more positive tune. Countries are beginning to open borders and look at effective ways to mitigate risks while reintroducing the vital travel industry. in Europe alone, travel represents 27 million jobs.

As lock downs lift and initially awkward first encounters with friends feel more normal, so too will the thought of getting on a plane and going somewhere. Travel may require a few more steps before you’ll be allowed to board, but many see travel mostly reverting to normal by the end of the year. With holidays to plan and family to see, one can only hope.

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