18 DECEMBER 2017


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Article from BTNews 18 DECEMBER 2017

Musical send-off for Virgin Barbados

A Caribbean steel band paid a VIP visit to Heathrow last week to serenade passengers on the first Virgin Atlantic Heathrow – Barbados service in true Bajan Christmas style.

The twice-weekly service is the only direct link between the two points and also opens up easy connections to Barbados for passengers from around the UK including Scotland thanks to Virgin Atlantic’s codeshare with FlyBe.

Flights are operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays as part of the winter 2017 schedule using an Airbus A330 and mean Virgin Atlantic now offers up to 11 Barbados flights a week from Gatwick, Manchester and Heathrow.

Chief commercial officer Shai Weiss said: “The Caribbean has always been a core market for Virgin Atlantic and we’re excited to be offering more choice to our passengers with the option of flying direct from three airports to Barbados.”

He added: “Virgin Atlantic has seen strong demand for the Upper Class and Premium Economy cabins on Barbados flights and so we took the opportunity to utilise the A330.”

The aircraft is configured with 31 Upper Class, 48 Premium Economy and 185 Economy seats. Heathrow – Barbados has become Virgin Atlantic’s fifth new service to launch in 2017.


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