Virgin Atlantic is restarting flights to its full portfolio of US destinations for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.
The airline will restart flights to Seattle and Washington DC next week, with services to New York, San Francisco and Atlanta also increasing. In April, a third daily service to Los Angeles will start, serving the Californian city more than any other airline. And Virgin Atlantic will be number one for Orlando too, with more flights to the theme park capital of the world than any other carrier.
Seattle flights will depart five times a week from London Heathrow, starting on 2 March. Home to Microsoft, Amazon and Boeing, Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the US and is popular with entrepreneurs and innovators. Virgin Atlantic will operate these flights with its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, with its famous on-board bar and top of the range in-flight entertainment.
From 5 March, Virgin Atlantic will fly from London Heathrow to Washington DC five times a week on an Airbus A330, providing essential connections between the two nations’ capital cities.
Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic, said: “Following the relaxation of travel restrictions, we’ve seen demand increase to many of our global destinations, but particularly to our heartland in the USA. Our customers can’t wait to return.