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Virgin Atlantic to resume seasonal flights to Dubai

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will soon resume flights to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Marhaba, Dubai!

Starting 28th October 2023, Virgin Atlantic will operate 4-flights-a-week between London Heathrow Airport and Dubai International Airport. These will be winter-seasonal flights operating with the following schedule:

  • London-Dubai
  • Departure time: 18:20
  • Arrival time: 05:30 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: VS400
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Dubai-London
  • Departure time: 13:45
  • Arrival time: 17:50
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: VS401
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

These flights will be operated by Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft featuring 31 Upper Class seats (Business Class), 35 Premium Economy Class seats and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats.

I’m thrilled to be returning to Dubai – a destination we know our customers and people love. Its inviting climate during the cold UK winter, combined with its first-class collection of hotels and experiences make Dubai a must visit destination for sunshine hungry Brits. We’ve long wanted to return to this incredible city when the time was right, and this year presents the perfect opportunity. Dubai will complement our growing collection of winter sun destinations, bolstered by The Maldives and Turks and Caicos later this year. I’m looking forward to welcoming our customers back to this vibrant, exciting destination once more.

said Rikke Christensen, Vice President – Network & Alliances, Virgin Atlantic.

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Virgin Atlantic last operated flights to Dubai in March 2019. This new service will operate through to March 2024.

The airline expects the new route to be hit with leisure customers and aims to capture the increased demand for premium winter sun getaways. The year-round warm weather with just a three-hour time difference is set to appeal to couples and families alike.

The new service to Dubai will offer easy connections to passengers connecting from Dubai via London Heathrow to destinations throughout North America across both the Virgin Atlantic and Delta networks, including New York, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Additionally, the carrier will offer 20 tonnes of cargo capacity on each flight. This fast cargo service will offer new opportunities for companies looking to export and import goods such as fresh produce and high tech products between the Middle East and prime markets in the UK and US.

Featured image by Virgin Atlantic

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