Virgin Atlantic has a new home in Scotland, as the airline has announced plans to start flights from Edinburgh Airport. Services to the Caribbean island of Barbados will begin this December with flights to Orlando, the theme park Capital of the world set to commence from April 2022.
The new routes mark the first time Virgin Atlantic has flown international flights from the Scottish capital in its 37-year history and is Scotland’s only direct flight to the Caribbean. Fares will start from as little as £419 per person.
Launching on the 5th December 2021, Edinburgh’s new Caribbean flights will operate twice weekly on an Airbus A330. Customers can choose to fly in one of three cabins, including the luxurious Upper Class, which offers an exclusive bar area and fully flat beds, or Premium, where customers can enjoy a 38” seat pitch, welcome drinks and fine dining. Twice weekly Orlando services will commence in April 2022 on Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A330-200.
As the gateway to the highlands, the new services from Edinburgh Airport will provide travellers from Florida and the Caribbean with a direct link to Scotland’s fascinating historic capital city, alongside easy access to the country’s dramatic, world-famous countryside. Similarly, Barbados offers easy onward connections to the wider Caribbean, with seamless links to Grenada, St Vincent and Tobago available with Virgin Atlantic, alongside flights with Virgin Atlantic’s interline partner, Caribbean Airlines.
As well as flying customers, Virgin Atlantic will offer a fast, efficient cargo service, enriching the global supply chain and presenting new opportunities for companies looking to export and import famous Scottish goods, such as whisky and smoked salmon, between Scotland and the Caribbean.