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4 OCTOBER 2021


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Article from BTNews 4 OCTOBER 2021

Virgin Boost

Following President Biden’s mandate that fully vaccinated visitors from the UK will be allowed to enter the country from November, Virgin Atlantic says that it has seen an over 600% increase in bookings last week. 

The popular Heathrow to San Francisco route, home of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Silicon Valley, resumed on Saturday (2 October) following an 18-month hiatus.

Heathrow to Orlando services will resume daily operations in November.  The route is currently the most booked across Virgin Atlantic’s global portfolio, reaffirming the pent-up demand for families and thrill seekers to enjoy the magic of Florida’s top destination.   Las Vegas services will begin again from November, with daily flights on the airline’s Boeing 787-900.

Following a significant increase in consumer demand to the Caribbean, the airline is introducing two brand new routes, with London – St Vincent flights starting on 13 October and flights to The Bahamas taking to the skies from 20 November.  An additional new route between London and St Lucia commences on 18 December.

Manchester Airport, the airline’s home in the north, will restart operations to Islamabad from 8 October.  Flights to both Orlando and New York restart in November with Atlanta from December.  Virgin Atlantic will also launch the airline’s first ever international service from Edinburgh on the 5 December, with flights to Barbados providing Scotland’s only direct connection to the Caribbean.  


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