As travel restrictions ease and demand for travel continues to rebound, British carrier Virgin Atlantic has announced the commencement of several new flights to Caribbean destinations from airports across the United Kingdom, starting this November.
According to the airline, it will increase flights to the Caribbean in response to “a significant increase in customer demand” for travel to destinations including The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Already the airline has resumed flights between Manchester Airport in the north of England to Barbados, which began on August 7.
“We’re currently flying to Barbados, Antigua, Jamaica and Grenada and expect to restart Tobago and Havana, Cuba in the upcoming months. We look forward to launching new services to The Bahamas as well as the first direct service from Europe to St Vincent and the Grenadines in October 2021,” Juha Jarvinen, chief commercial officer at Virgin Atlantic, stated in a press release from the company.
Following this, the airline will launch twice weekly direct flights between London Heathrow and Nassau, The Bahamas.
Winter is coming
“As we head into winter 2021, we look forward to expanding our Caribbean portfolio from six islands up to eight and we are incredibly excited to welcome customers onboard flying to our destinations both old and new, heading off on holiday or travelling to visit loved ones,” Jarvinen added.