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A new codeshare with China Eastern

We are delighted to announce a new codeshare agreement with China Eastern, providing greater access to London for more destinations throughout China and strengthening vital business and leisure connections between the two countries. The first phase of the agreement will allow customers from more destinations in China booking through China Eastern, to connect seamlessly onto our  Shanghai to Heathrow service on one ticket, including Chengdu, Changsha, Qingdao, Shenzhen and Xi’an.

Flights are on sale now for travel from 24 January 2024.

See the Press Release here

Free parking at Manchester Airport when dropping bags off the day before travel

Yes, you heard correctly! Free parking is now offered to our flyers by the Manchester Airport Group, starting Monday 11 December 2023, if customers are dropping their bags off the day before their flight. They simply need to take a token at the car park barrier, proceed to Twilight Check-in and drop their bags off. The Virgin Atlantic check-in agent will validate their car park token and return it back to the customer. This token can then be used to exit the car park without a charge.

 

Where: Terminal 2 West Multi Storey Car Park

Open: Everyday from 16:00 – 20:00

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Increased Capacity to & from the USA for Summer 2024

We are delighted to announce our plans to increase capacity to our heartland in the USA. This includes a seventh daily flight to JFK, and together with our Joint venture partner Delta, will offer ten daily services to the Big Apple. And, we will also operate a second daily flight to Boston. Complementing Delta’s daily service, Boston will be served with three flights a day. 

Your customers on both departures will experience flying on our newest aircraft, the A330-900neo, and A350-1000. Upper-class passengers can also benefit from booking the A330-900neo innovative Retreat Suite, comprising of two spacious exclusive suites at the front of the Upper-Class cabin.

With our enhanced schedule we will now offer record departures to the USA with an average of 27 daily departures to popular destinations including Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington DC.  

Decarbonising aviation is one of the biggest challenges our industry has faced. It requires change at a scale that some say is too difficult, too complicated to make a reality. We disagree. At Virgin Atlantic we believe if we’re going to stand a chance at being successful, then we’ve got to do things differently.

 

That’s why on 28 November 2023, Flight100 will take to the skies. The first time 100% SAF has been flown in both engines, by a commercial airline across the Atlantic.

 

The countdown has begun. Join us on our socials on the 28th for real-time updates, or click on the link below to learn more

 

Read more about Flight100

Yes, you heard correctly! Free parking is now offered to our flyers by the Manchester Airport Group, starting Monday 11 December 2023, if customers are dropping their bags off the day before their flight. They simply need to take a token at the car park barrier, proceed to Twilight Check-in and drop their bags off. The Virgin Atlantic check-in agent will validate their car park token and return it back to the customer. This token can then be used to exit the car park without a charge.

 

Where: Terminal 2 West Multi Storey Car Park

Open: Everyday from 16:00 – 20:00

Big news. If your customers are planning a trip to Las Vegas, they’ll soon be able to double down on their flight options, because we’re bringing back our popular ex-Manchester route. 

Whether they’re making it or spending it, money makes the world go round in Vegas. This neon-lit playground makes it easy to impress even the most discerning clients, with its cutting-edge conference venues, fine dining, dazzling entertainment and unforgettable views of the Strip. 

Our summer seasonal flights from Manchester join our daily Heathrow service from summer 2024, departing three times a week on our beautiful A350 aircraft. And they're ready to book right now.

We couldn’t be prouder to share that we’ve landed not only Travel Partner of the Year - Long-Haul Airline but also Achievement in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Business Travel Awards Europe 2023.
 
When we say we see the world differently, we mean it. The rich individuality of our customers and our people continues to set us apart, while seamless technology and special touches deliver a personalised and tailored service. We remain committed to offering your business travellers the very best product, both in the air and on the ground.
 
So from us to all our partners, thank you for recognising us. It really means the world.

We are excited to be able to share with you – Hot off the Hub our first global video update from Luke Goggin our Vice President of Sales. These quarterly updates are created with you in mind and are a step forward in keeping you, our valued partners updated.

Watch October's Hot off the Hub here. 

We are pleased to let you know that we’re expanding our fare combinability with Air France and KLM across a range of overlapping routes, including all Virgin Atlantic destinations in Middle East, Africa, and India. This increases flexibility for travellers by offering schedules across all three airlines and therefore offering additional itinerary combinations.

This is not only great for you as it makes ticketing easy, but it also offers customers a seamless round-trip journey with each airline and the convenience of baggage checked all the way through to their final destination. 

From 29 October we will be moving from Terminal 2 at Shanghai Pudong (PVG) International Airport, to our new home at Terminal 1. Our first flight arriving at Terminal 1 will be flight VS250 which departs London Heathrow on 28 October and arrives into Shanghai on 29 October.

 

See our Shanghai airport guide here >

We’ve got some exciting updates and loads to celebrate. We are adding additional flights to Barbados meaning we will be flying twice a day, every day from 10 January 2024.

 

And from Summer next year we see double daily flights to Miami and from Winter 2024, a daily Dubai service.

 

 There’s never been a better time to explore the world with us.

Go big in Dubai, or be a diva in the Maldives. Dream destinations are waiting. Take advantage of our incredible prices, the Virgin Atlantic sale is now on.  

Choose your destination and get booking!

 

We are so excited.....


The Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards 2024 nominations are open.


If we have flown above and beyond for you, please show the love and nominate us.

Name us your Best Trade Sales Team and Best Long- Haul Airline.

 

Nominate us here.

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