• Chidozie Uzoezie

Virgin Atlantic Reinstates Full US Portfolio, Increases US Capacity

Following renewed customer confidence and a strong uptick in bookings, which are up 50% year on year, Virgin Atlantic is reinstating its full portfolio of US destinations for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

From April the airline will add frequencies and reintroduce services to key US gateways, reaffirming its position as the airline of choice across the Atlantic.

Flights to Seattle and Washington DC will take off next week, with services to New York, San Francisco and Atlanta also increasing. In April, a third daily service to Los Angeles will commence, serving the Californian city more than any other airline.

Virgin Atlantic will operate Orlando flights from its four UK gateways of Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast, resulting in more flights from the UK to the theme park capital of the world than any other carrier.

Seattle flights will depart five times weekly from London Heathrow on the 2nd March. As home to Microsoft, Amazon and Boeing, Seattle’s one of the fastest growing cities in the US and a mecca for entrepreneurs and innovators. The airline will operate its Boeing 787-9, with its famous on-board bar and top of the range in-flight entertainment.

From 5th March, London Heathrow to Washington DC services will operate five times a week on an Airbus A330, providing vital connectivity between the two nations’ capital cities and re-establishing links for both business and leisure travellers alike.

Last month, Virgin Atlantic announced its first new US route since 2015, to Austin, Texas which will operate four times weekly from 25 May.

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