Virgin to fly direct from London to Barbados
Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to launch the only direct flight from London Heathrow to Barbados.
The new twice-weekly service will launch on 12 December 2017 to help make Christmas in the Caribbean a reality for even more holidaymakers.
The new flights, using an Airbus A330, will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays as part of the carrier’s winter 2017 schedule. The new service means the carrier will now offer up to 11 Barbados flights per week from three UK Airports – Gatwick, Manchester and Heathrow.
Heathrow-Barbados will become Virgin’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, the airline’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.
Shai Weiss, chief commercial officer at Virgin Atlantic, said: “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.”
The airline’s new services in 2017 are:
- 26 March: London Heathrow – Seattle
- 28 March: Manchester – San Francisco
- 29 March: Manchester – Boston
- 02 April: London Gatwick – Varadero
- 25 May: Manchester – New York
- 12 December: London Heathrow – Barbados