Virgin Atlantic expands at Manchester Airport

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com May 31, 2018 16:39

Virgin Atlantic expands at Manchester Airport

Virgin Atlantic has announced significant growth in flights from Manchester Airport in the UK. From 2019, the number of flights is set to increase by up to 20%, in what will be the airline’s biggest ever year flying from the city with up to six daily departures.

A new route to Los Angeles, coupled with an increase in services to both Boston and Las Vegas, means Virgin Atlantic will be offering customers up to 14,000 seats a week directly from Manchester to the USA and Caribbean.

A number of routes, including both New York and Atlanta, will be flown using Boeing 747s.

A new route to Los Angeles will operate three times weekly from May 26, 2019); services to Las Vegas are doubling, growing from twice a week to four times a week from March 31, 2019. Virgin Atlantic’s Boston service increases to three times per week from May 25, 2019, while the daily New York and Atlanta services operate principally on a 747, with seat capacity of 455 per flight.

“We’ve always said that Manchester is an important base for Virgin Atlantic and this latest expansion really cements that,” says Shai Weiss, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic. “We’re delighted to be able to provide the best possible service to the USA by welcoming a new route to Los Angeles and doubling the amount of flights to Las Vegas. By putting our aircraft on our New York, Atlanta, Boston and now Los Angeles flights, we can really maximise connectivity through our partner Delta, allowing even more customers to take advantage of over 200 US connections.”

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com May 31, 2018 16:39