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Virgin Atlantic Set To Resume Flights To The U.S. In July And August
British airline Virgin Atlantic will be resuming flights this summer with plans to service new destinations starting this August. This decision comes after the airline halted passenger flights in April, laid-off employees, and had to find new investors after not being able to get a government loan or grant.
Although Virgin Atlantic has suffered hit after hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the will to push through is helping the airline to get back on its feet.
The airline says in a statement, “As countries start to lift travel restrictions and demand for travel begins to return, it is expected that Virgin Atlantic will steadily increase passengers flying in the second half of the year, with a further, gradual recovery through 2021.”
- Heathrow Airport to Barbados – August 1st
- Heathrow Airport to San Francisco – August 4th
- Heathrow Airport to Tel Aviv – August 9th
- Heathrow Airport to Miami – August 18th
- Heathrow Airport to Lagos – August 23rd
- Heathrow Airport to Atlanta – August 25th
Service from Heathrow Airport to Washington, D.C., Seattle, Las Vegas, Mumbai, Delhi, and Johannesburg will resume this September. Flights from Heathrow Airport to Boston will resume in October.
Juha Jarvinen, Virgin Atlantic’s chief commercial officer says in a statement, “We are monitoring external conditions extremely closely, in particular the travel restrictions many countries have in place including the 14-day quarantine policy for travelers entering the UK.”
An announcement was made in May by the airline that 24 destinations will be serviced in the summer of 2021.
These plans are subject to change depending on the travel restrictions in each destination.
According to the airline, there will be additional health and safety precautions put in place such as thorough sanitizing during check-in and boarding as well as when board.