Virgin Atlantic is increasing its regional presence with the introduction of two brand new routes from Manchester Airport, and a new codeshare agreement with Europe’s leading regional airline, Flybe.
The new routes will mean America is more accessible than ever before from the North of England as Virgin Atlantic introduces Manchester Airport’s first ever direct flights to San Francisco, and a brand new service to Boston.
In an additional boost for UK holidaymakers Virgin Atlantic has also confirmed a new codeshare deal with Flybe.
From April 2nd customers will be able to book tickets on Virgin Atlantic’s website to travel from one of 18 UK or European airports, and connect onto a Virgin Atlantic flight at Manchester, Glasgow or London Gatwick airport.
The partnership will offer numerous benefits for customers, allowing seamless connections between Flybe and Virgin Atlantic and enabling customers to check themselves and their luggage through to their final destination.
Erik Varwijk, executive vice president of commercial at Virgin Atlantic commented: “We’re delighted to be able to offer our customers these two new direct flights to the USA from Manchester Airport.
In addition to our current services to Atlanta, Las Vegas, Orlando and Barbados, the new routes to San Francisco and Boston really open up America for our customers.
“This year marks twenty years of our first ever flight from Manchester and we’ll continue to look for opportunities to offer our unique experience on routes where our customers are looking to fly.”
“Our partnership with Flybe offers us a fantastic opportunity to reach customers looking to travel long haul from key cities throughout the UK and Europe.
“We look forward to offering easy connections to some of our most popular destinations including the tropical islands of Barbados and St Lucia and the US cities of Orlando and Las Vegas.”