Virgin Atlantic boosts Belfast trans-Atlantic services

Virgin Atlantic boosts Belfast trans-Atlantic services

Virgin Atlantic is increasing the number of flights from Belfast International Airport, as it announces its biggest ever season operating from the city. 

From 2018, the airline’s Belfast to Orlando route will run from March to September, more than trebling the number of seats from the Northern Irish capital to the sunshine state. 

Launched in 2015, Virgin Atlantic’s seasonal service has proved a popular one, with additional seats being added to the route this year. 

Next year, flights will peak at two per month during June and July, with a once weekly service operating for the rest of the season.

Virgin Atlantic is this year celebrating 25 years of flying from the UK to Orlando, having flown millions of customers since the route launched and to celebrate, both Belfast International and Glasgow Airport have seen expansions in their Orlando flying programme. 

A Boeing 747-400 aircraft will operate next summer’s Belfast to Orlando service on Mondays commencing on March 26th.

An additional service will run on Fridays between June 22nd and July 13th.

Richard Myerscough, senior vice president, sales, Virgin Atlantic, commented: “Since launching our first flight from Northern Ireland two years ago our services have gone from strength to strength – so I’m really pleased to announce that 2018 will be our biggest ever season from Belfast International Airport.

“We’ve always received a really warm welcome from Northern Ireland, and the additional flights will allow even more customers to fly direct to the sunshine state with Virgin Atlantic.”