Virgin Atlantic takes off for Barbados from London Heathrow

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From today Virgin Atlantic has launched the only direct flight from London Heathrow to Barbados.

The new, twice weekly service will help make Christmas in the Caribbean a reality for even more holidaymakers.

The new flights operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays as part of the winter 2017 schedule using an Airbus A330.

This new service means that Virgin Atlantic will now offer up to 11 Barbados flights per week from three UK Airports (Gatwick, Manchester and Heathrow).

Heathrow-Barbados becomes Virgin Atlantic’s fifth new service to launch in 2017 – with flights to Seattle, Boston, New York and San Francisco launching in spring 2017.

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In addition, Virgin Atlantic’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, commented: “The Caribbean has always been a core market for Virgin Atlantic and we’re excited to be offering more choice to our customers with the option of flying from Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester direct to Barbados.”

Virgin Atlantic has seen strong demand for their Upper Class and Premium Economy cabins on Barbados flights and so took the opportunity to utilise an A330.

This aircraft is fully configured with 31 Upper Class, 48 Premium Economy and 185 Economy seats, allowing more customers to experience Virgin Atlantic’s award winning service.

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