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Virgin Atlantic to start Manchester-Las Vegas route; to launch Caribbean inter-island flights

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will return on the Manchester-Las Vegas route, with summer seasonal flights. Also, the airline will launch inter-island flights in the Caribbean.

Manchester-Las Vegas

During the summer 2024 season, Virgin Atlantic will operate nonstop flights between Manchester Airport and Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport. This new service from Manchester will operate on Airbus A350-1000s, featuring 16 Upper Class (Business Class), 56 Premium Economy Class seats and 325 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats.

The airline is deploying its Economy-heavy A350s on this route.

Inter-island Caribbean flying

Virgin Atlantic says that further strengthening its position as the leading transatlantic airline to the Caribbean, it is launching inter-island flights. The announcement comes as the airline is set to grow its presence in the region by flying to more islands than ever before, as well as offering 150% more seats in its premium cabins compared to 2019.

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As of 14th June 2023, Virgin Atlantic will be the only UK airline allowing travellers to easily hop from Barbados to Grenada or St Vincent and the Grenadines. This will also be complemented by an increase in flights to St Vincent and the Grenadines, which will operate thrice weekly this winter, with seats to St Lucia increasing by 33% since last year, reaffirming the post pandemic demand for premium, sunny getaways.

Virgin Atlantic will operate twice-weekly flights between Bridgetown and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. In addition to this, the airline will also operate twice-weekly flights to Grenada from Bridgetown. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines flights will increase to 3-flights-a-week in the winter season of 2023. Flights will be operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

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