Operational update from our partners Virgin Atlantic – 13 October 2022 22
- 13 October 2022
- Virgin Atlantic
As customer demand continues to return strongly after the Covid-19 pandemic, Virgin Atlantic will be making adjustments to upcoming flying schedules to support the ramp up of their operation and to reflect changes in customer demand outlook.
As a result, during the Summer 2023 season, they have implemented some changes to service frequencies and aircraft types and unfortunately made some advance cancellations on certain routes, including Manchester – Atlanta and Edinburgh – Orlando during the Spring and Belfast – Orlando next summer. Their London Heathrow – Shanghai services are also now set to resume on the slightly later date of 1 May 2023, restarting an important link between the UK and China.
As part of these schedule changes, they have made the commercial decision to end their London Heathrow – Tobago flights from 11 January 2023.
The frequency of their London Heathrow – Antigua flights will be reduced, which from 11 May 2023 until the end of the summer season will operate once a week as a ‘tag’ flight via Barbados. Non-stop services scheduled to operate between 11 May 2023 and 28 October 2023 will unfortunately be subject to cancellation.
Virgin Atlantic will be introducing three additional Miami services per week, with New York-JFK frequencies also increased to six times per day. Summer services from London Heathrow to Pakistan’s capital Islamabad will operate three times a week and Lahore, four times and their popular Austin route, which launched in May 2022, will increase to daily flying in peak months.
The airline’s schedule change policy allows customers to further amend their flights, should they wish, with no change fees, or request a refund.
Bookings affected by the Tobago, Manchester – Orlando, Belfast – Orlando and London Heathrow - Shanghai changes will be updated in your GDS on or before Saturday 15 October 2022.
Bookings affected by the Manchester – Atlanta, Edinburgh – Orlando and Heathrow – Antigua changes will be updated in your GDS on or before Saturday 22 October 2022.
Please ensure the latest traveller contact information is available within the booking, so the latest instructions reach the traveller via SMS and email.