13 DECEMBER 2021


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Article from BTNews 13 DECEMBER 2021

Virgin Scotland

Edinburgh Airport has welcomed Virgin Atlantic.  For the first time in its 37 years the airline is flying from Scotland.

Last Wednesday (8 December) the airline made its inaugural flight to Barbados, which is now twice weekly with a Sunday flight too, both operated by a Airbus A330.  The airline will also introduce services from Edinburgh to Orlando in March 2022.

The flights will also offer an efficient cargo service to strengthen the global supply chain and present new opportunities for companies looking to export and import Scottish products between Scotland and the Caribbean.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “Welcoming Virgin Atlantic to its new home in Scotland is hugely exciting and I know seeing that famous Virgin tailfin at Edinburgh Airport is something that has created a buzz across the campus and with our passengers.

“There’s pent-up demand for safe and sustainable travel and by offering Scotland’s only direct route to the Caribbean we are looking to make it as easy as possible for people to get away on that well-earned break or holiday of a lifetime.”

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic, said: “Commencing international flights from Edinburgh marks an exciting new chapter for Virgin Atlantic and we couldn’t be happier to be flying from a new home in Scotland. I know our teams have been itching to show Edinburgh the Virgin Atlantic spirit and flair we’re famous for."

“Our new route to the idyllic island of Barbados offers the quintessential Caribbean getaway and a perfect escape for those travellers looking to either simply relax or explore a new corner of the world. "

“I wish Edinburgh Airport and Virgin Atlantic every success with this new route.”


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