LONDON, England, Tuesday February 28, 2017 – Virgin Atlantic is set to launch the only direct flight from London Heathrow to Barbados. The new, twice weekly service will launch on December 12, 2017 to help make Christmas in the Caribbean a reality for even more holidaymakers.
Flights went on sale from yesterday.
The new flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays as part of the winter 2017 schedule using an Airbus A330. This new service means that Virgin Atlantic will now offer up to 11 Barbados flights per week from three UK airports (Gatwick, Manchester and Heathrow).
Heathrow-Barbados will become Virgin Atlantic’s sixth new service to launch in 2017 – with flights to Seattle, Varadero (Cuba), Boston, New York and San Francisco launching in spring 2017.
In addition, Virgin Atlantic’s recently extended codeshare agreement with FlyBe will mean that customers from Scotland can now easily connect from Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports to Barbados via London Heathrow.
“The Caribbean has always been a core market for Virgin Atlantic and so we’re excited to announce we’re offering more choice to our customers with the option of flying from Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester direct to Barbados,” said Shai Weiss, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin Atlantic says it has seen strong demand for its Upper Class and Premium Economy cabins on Barbados flights and so took the opportunity to utilize an A330. This aircraft will be fully configured with 33 Upper Class, 48 Premium Economy and 185 Economy seats, allowing more customers to experience Virgin Atlantic’s award winning service.