Virgin Atlantic says it will resume is services to Antigua in October 2020.
The airline says it will return to 17 additional destinations across the network, including Barbados, Tel Aviv, Miami and San Francisco planned from August 2020.
Follows plans to restart first passenger flights from London Heathrow from 20th July 2020 onwards
Flights from Barbados to London Heathrow scheduled to start from 2nd August.
Flights from Antigua, Montego Bay, and Tobago will return in October.
The company says restart of routes dependent on travel restrictions lifting around the world It will employ additional measures put in place at the airport and onboard to ensure health and safety of our customers and our people Virgin Atlantic has announced its plan to restart passenger flying to 17 additional destinations from August 2020.
Following the airline’s announcement that services from London Heathrow are expected to resume from 20th July 2020 onwards, Virgin Atlantic has unveiled more detailed plans that will see passenger flying restart to many destinations across the airline’s network. Flights from Barbados to London Heathrow start on 2nd August.
Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic commented: “As countries around the world begin to relax travel restrictions, we look forward to welcoming our customers back onboard and flying them safely to many destinations across our network. From 20th July we are planning to resume some services and then from 1 st August onwards, we will resume passenger flying to 17 additional destinations around the world including Barbados, Tel Aviv, Miami, Lagos and San Francisco,”
“However, we are monitoring external conditions extremely closely, in particular the travel restrictions many countries have in place including the 14 day quarantine policy for travellers entering the UK. We know that as the Covid-19 crisis subsides, air travel will be a vital enabler of the UK’s economic recovery. Therefore, we are calling for UK Government to continually review its quarantine measures and instead look at a multi-layered approach of carefully targeted public health and screening measures, including air bridges, which will support a successful and safe restart of international air travel for passengers and businesses.”