Virgin Atlantic has launched its first flights to and from Scotland - the new Glasgow to Orlando service. The flight, which has been launched jointly with Virgin Holidays, is one of four consecutive Saturday flights that will be operated from Glasgow throughout the Scottish schools’ summer holidays. Flights will resume again on a weekly schedule from the 6 October 2007 in time for the Scottish schools’ half term break. The last departure to Orlando will be 13 October 2007. More flights will operate on selected days in April, June, July and October 2008.
The flights will be operated by a 747-400 aircraft with the award winning Upper Class suite, with its reclining leather seat for take off, a place to sit and eat a meal opposite your partner, the longest fully flat bed in the world with a proper mattress and duvet, a private onboard bar to drink at with your friends and four limousines per return trip.
Amanda Wills, Managing Director for Virgin Holidays said:-
We are thrilled about the new Glasgow to Orlando flights and know that Virgin Holidays customers travelling tomorrow will have a great inaugural voyage. The new route is already proving to be very popular as holidays to Orlando from Glasgow are quickly selling out”.
Gordon Dewar, Managing Director of Glasgow International Airport said:-
“We are delighted to welcome Virgin Atlantic, and its partner Virgin Holidays, to Glasgow Airport. Virgin Atlantic are one of the biggest names in the airline industry, and one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, with a rapidly expanding international route network that now includes Scotland, for the first time ever. The new service has already proved a phenomenal success, and next year’s expanded programme is already selling well, proving that Scotland is well capable of sustaining world class airlines such as Virgin Atlantic.
“We look forward to working with Virgin to ensure their continued success at Glasgow”.