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Virgin Atlantic Expands Caribbean Services

Ready, jet, go: Virgin Atlantic expands its Caribbean offering with new services from Manchester to Montego Bay, Edinburgh to Barbados and a return to St Lucia.

To demonstrate its continued commitment to the region, and to meet an increase in customer demand, Virgin Atlantic has announced a significant expansion to its Caribbean portfolio.

The airline is delighted to be returning to the beautiful island of St Lucia, flying from London Heathrow, whilst there will be new services from Manchester to vibrant Montego Bay, Jamaica.

For the first time in its history, Virgin Atlantic will also fly to the idyllic island of Barbados from Edinburgh Airport, providing Scotland’s only direct gateway to the Caribbean. The new routes mark the first time Virgin Atlantic has flown international flights from the Scottish capital in its 37-year history.

As travel restrictions begin to ease, the new services aim to respond to the pent-up demand from consumers looking to head off on a relaxing holiday to a sunny Caribbean destination. 

The routes will complement Virgin Atlantic’s recently announced Heathrow to Bahamas service, which launches on 19th November, and the launch of Europe’s only service direct to the gorgeous St Vincent and the Grenadines on 13th October 2021. 

Additional flight routes;

St Lucia: Operating three times a week from 18th December 2021. On sale from 18th August 2021 with return Economy flights starting from £462 per person

Barbados: Launching from Edinburgh on 5th December operating twice weekly, on sale from 18th August.
From 31st October, flights from Manchester will increase from three times to five times a week, and daily flights from Heathrow will increase to 11 times a week.

Jamaica: Flying from Manchester Airport, operating a thrice-weekly service commencing from 6th November. On sale from 18th August with return Economy flights starting from £428 per person.
Heathrow services will also increase from three flights a week to daily flights.

Bahamas: Twice-weekly service from London Heathrow, commencing on 20th November, with return Economy flights starting from £713 per person.

In addition to its Caribbean expansion, Virgin Atlantic is also expanding its portfolio in Hong Kong and India. For the remainder of August, the airline’s Mumbai route will operate on an A350, the largest in the airline’s fleet, which will increase capacity by 30%.  Meanwhile from September, capacity to Hong Kong will rise by 80%, with 4 additional weekly flights and an A350 flying direct.