Jamaica Celebrates Virgin Atlantic’s Nonstop Heathrow Flights


Jamaica welcomes Virgin Atlantic’s increased flight frequency to the country. Beginning March 31, 2024, the airline will increase its flight frequency from London Heathrow to Montego Bay, Jamaica, from five to seven times per week year-round, with the addition of a Saturday and Sunday operation during the low season.

Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, praised the plan, saying, “We are delighted with Virgin Atlantic’s decision to increase its direct flights to Montego Bay. This expansion not only aligns with the growing demand for travel to Jamaica but also underscores the confidence in our destination as the most visited Caribbean Island from the UK”.

The increased frequency will be operated by sophisticated B787 aircraft, delivering a comfortable and efficient travel experience for passengers. The nonstop flights depart London Heathrow at 08:00 and reach in Montego Bay (MBJ) by midday, ensuring a smooth and pleasant journey for passengers.

With the additional frequency, Virgin Atlantic will now provide daily service between London and Montego Bay, adding 258 seats twice a week. The extended timetable is intended to meet the different demands of guests seeking direct access to Jamaica’s magnificent scenery, lively culture, and friendly hospitality.

“The additional nonstop flights from London to Montego Bay are a testament to the enduring appeal of Jamaica as a premier holiday destination. We look forward to welcoming more tourists to experience the rich cultural tapestry and natural wonders that our island has to offer,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism.

The use of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for this route demonstrates Virgin Atlantic’s commitment to improving the travel experience. The Dreamliner is known for its fuel efficiency and cutting-edge amenities, ensuring a comfortable and environmentally friendly travel.

For travelers looking for an exceptional Caribbean vacation, Virgin Atlantic’s additional flights provide more alternatives and flexibility. The Jamaica Tourist Board welcomes this development and acknowledges its good impact on the island’s tourism industry.


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