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Virgin Atlantic Announces New Routes Across Three Continents

Our Bureau - : Jun 6, 2023 - : 10:56 am

Virgin Atlantic is launching new routes across three continents, with new aircraft. Customers are set to benefit from more than 250,000 total additional seats* across Virgin Atlantic’s network, compared to 2019.

The airline’s international route network will be boosted by its first move into South America, with a brand-new daily flight from London Heathrow to São Paulo, Brazil. With multiple tonnes of capacity each day, Virgin Atlantic expects to carry regular shipments of car parts, pharmaceuticals, food and agricultural products, contributing to £7.7 billion** in annual trade between the two countries.  

São Paulo is a key hub in Brazil for Virgin Atlantic’s codeshare partner and South America’s largest airline, LATAM. The partnership provides customers with onward connections to 12 domestic airports in Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Florianopolis as well as offering earn and redemption options for Flying Club members. Additionally customers travelling from São Paulo to London Heathrow will have the option to connect onto Virgin Atlantic’s rest of world destinations through Terminal 3 – including Tel Aviv, Delhi and Shanghai.

Bengaluru (Bangalore) will become the airline’s third destination and fourth daily service to India. Since 2019, Virgin Atlantic has increased capacity to India by 250%, the airline’s largest area of growth outside the United States. Launching in Summer 2024, the addition of this new route means the airline will offer 500,000 seats (total) each year between the UK and India, while its growing codeshare with IndiGo, India’s leading airline, flies to 34 destinations across the country.

Last week, Virgin Atlantic announced its return to Dubai, operating seasonally from October through to March four times a week. As well as flying customers, Virgin Atlantic will offer 20 tonnes of cargo capacity on each flight. The news follows new route announcements to the Maldives and Turks and Caicos, as well as inter-island flying in the Caribbean, between Barbados and Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Manchester Airport, the airline’s home in the North, will receive new flights, with the relaunch of seasonal summer services between Manchester and Las Vegas, three times a week.

Alongside expanded joint venture partners Delta Air Lines, Air France and KLM, the airline joined SkyTeam alliance in March this year.


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