Virgin Atlantic is to launch flights between London Gatwick and Puerto Rico’s San Juan. The weekly services, which will operate via Antigua, from 7 November 2009.Puerto Rico will complement the airline’s strong presence in the Caribbean with existing flights to Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada, Tobago, Havana and Jamaica.
Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic said, “We are delighted to be flying to Puerto Rico, popularly known as the Island of Enchantment, this winter. This colourful, diverse and culturally unique island is a welcome addition to our Caribbean programme. From the stunning beaches and tropical rainforests to the charming colonial city of San Juan, there is something for every holidaymaker.”
The new Puerto Rico flight will operate on Saturdays from 7 November 2009 to 24 April 2010.
From 7 November 2009 to 27 March 2010 flight VS081 will depart from London Gatwick at 09:25 and arrive in San Juan at 16.05.
Between 3 April 2010 and 24 April 2010 the flight will depart Gatwick at 09:25 and arrive San Juan at 15:05.
On return, from 7th November 2009 to 27th March 2010, flight VS082 departs San Juan at 18.35 to arrive at London Gatwick at 09:35 the following day.
From 3 April 2010 to 24 April 2010 the flight will depart San Juan at 17:35 and arrive at London Gatwick at 09:35 the following day.
The scheduled flights will be operated on a Boeing 747-400 aircraft via Antigua and will have a configuration of 14 Upper Class, 58 Premium Economy and 379 Economy seats.