The sights of San Francisco, the magic of Orlando, and the idyllic Caribbean beaches are now closer than ever, thanks to Virgin Atlantic’s announcement of the resumption of flights to more of its global destinations.

This winter, the carrier will provide customers with a larger collection of sunny destinations to choose from.

Following an 18-month hiatus, the popular Heathrow to San Francisco route, which includes the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Silicon Valley, will be the first to resume service on October 2nd.

Services from Heathrow to Orlando will resume on a daily basis in November.

The route is currently the most booked across Virgin Atlantic’s global portfolio, indicating a pent-up demand for families and thrill seekers to experience the magic of Florida’s top destination.

Partygoers can rejoice as well, as the airline’s Las Vegas flights will resume in November, with daily flights on the Boeing 787-900.

Bookings to the United States increased by over 600% last week, following American President Biden’s mandate that fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will be allowed to enter the country beginning in November.

Following a significant increase in consumer demand for Caribbean travel, Virgin Atlantic is launching two new routes, with flights from London to St Vincent beginning on October 13th and flights to the Bahamas beginning on November 20th.

On December 18th, a new route between London and St Lucia will begin, providing customers with an eclectic mix of sunny Caribbean destinations to choose from.

Manchester Airport, the airline’s northern hub, will resume service to Islamabad on October 8th, with flights to Orlando and New York resuming in November.

Its popular Atlanta route will be reinstated in December.

On December 5th, Virgin Atlantic will also launch its first international service from Edinburgh, with flights to Barbados providing Scotland’s only direct connection to the Caribbean.

“As global travel restrictions ease and connecting passengers with loved ones and colleagues becomes a reality, we’re looking forward to welcoming customers back on board and transporting them to a wider range of our destinations,” said Juha Jarvinen, chief commercial officer at Virgin Atlantic.

“From the thrills and spills of Orlando, the stunning scenery of San Francisco and the inviting beaches of the Caribbean, to reconnecting friends and relatives between London and Manchester and Pakistan, I’m delighted our customers can take advantage of our expanded route network, as we fly our customers safely once again.”

– India’s new age travel digital media


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