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Published on Friday, July 9, 2021

Virgin Atlantic ramps up flights to green list Caribbean islands

Just as the government sets out the plan for amber list quarantine-free travel, Virgin Atlantic is increasing capacity to its green list Caribbean destinations.

It is upping the number of flights to the Caribbean by nearly 300% on the back of surging demand after Antigua, Barbados and Grenada were added to the UK's green list.

The airline has reported a significant spike in bookings.  

Numerous Caribbean flights which were previously scheduled to recommence in August will now take off from July.

From the 15 July flights to Antigua will increase to three times a week, with customers able to travel daily to Barbados from 25 July. 

The airline is also making its return to Grenada, with twice weekly flights resuming from 16 July.

 Fares start at £306 return.  

The airline will introduce the flagship Airbus A350 five times weekly on its Barbados service from the beginning of August, offering 335 seats per flight. 

Virgin Atlantic's other Caribbean services will operate on the airline's Boeing 787 Dreamliners. 

Virgin Atlantic returns to Manchester Airport from 7 August with flights from Manchester to Barbados operating three times weekly on a Boeing 787.   

"We're pleased to be returning to our home in north and expect to announce the restart of many more Manchester services soon," said Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic.


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