The sights of San Francisco, the magic of Orlando and the idyllic beaches of the Caribbean are now closer, as Virgin Atlantic has announced the restart of flights to more of its global destinations.
Virgin Atlantic has had a buoyant evening for flight bookings, following the much-anticipated reopening of the transatlantic corridor. Bookings to the USA increased by over 600 per cent.
For the first time, the carrier will fly to the idyllic island of Barbados from Edinburgh Airport, providing Scotland’s only direct gateway to the region.
The new comes as the government reportedly prepares to remove quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers from amber list countries in the coming weeks.
Virgin Atlantic has announced a new unilateral codeshare agreement with Middle East Airlines, offering seamless connections between the US and Beirut via London Heathrow.
The travel trade in England has given a mixed reception to plans to remove quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from amber list countries.
Virgin Atlantic has partnered with Open for Business on new research to show the economic cost of LGBT+ discrimination in 12 English-speaking Caribbean countries.
Ahead of the G7 meeting in Cornwall later this month, aviation leaders from the UK and US said the lifting of restrictions was essential to igniting an economic recovery.
Virgin Atlantic has seen a surge in bookings for flights to Israel, following the announcement that it was one of just twelve destinations on the government’s ‘green list’ on Friday.