Virgin Atlantic lands in Austin

Thursday, Jun 09, 2022 0

Virgin Atlantic marked the launch of its new direct services to Austin, the airline’s first new route to the US since 2017. 

The flight was met by Mookie Patel, Chief Business and Finance Officer, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, welcoming Sir Richard Branson and Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic.

 Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic and Founder of Virgin Group said:  “It’s an honour to be here to welcome Virgin Atlantic’s very first flight to Austin. We are looking forward to providing a stronger connection between Austin and London.”

We are already seeing a lot of interest from people in the UK wanting to visit Austin, and vice versa. Austin is a fantastic addition to Virgin Atlantic’s route network.”

“Austin is our first new US route since 2017 and we know it’s impressive food, arts and music scene has already caught the eye of our customers,” Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic said.

Virgin Atlantic flies from London Heathrow to Austin four times a week 787-9 aircraft featuring 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats.

Due to strong demand this will increase to daily from spring 2023.

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Learn more about :   Virgin Atlantic ( United Kingdom )  


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