VSbulletin COVID-19 Ongoing Travel Disruption - 16 Sep

  • 16 September 2021
  • News
  • Virgin Atlantic
It remains a dynamic time for international travel and we’re continually reviewing our flying schedules in response to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and the restrictions in the destinations we fly to. We would like to assure you that we are continually monitoring the situation and hope to be back to a full flying programme as soon as we can.

We’re ready to welcome customers back to the destinations that are important to them and are delighted to let you know that we will resume services to San Francisco from London Heathrow from 2 October 2021.

World-leading vaccination programmes in the UK and US mean there is no reason to delay the reopening of the transatlantic corridor and we continue to urge the Biden administration to ease restrictions, which currently prevent UK visitors from entering the US. Since 2nd August, fully vaccinated US citizens have been able to travel freely between both countries without quarantine and the US has a clear opportunity to reciprocate to safely ease restrictions for fully vaccinated UK citizens.

As a result of the fast-moving travel environment, we continue to make schedule changes which will affect our Flying Programme for the coming weeks.
  • We are reducing frequencies on several routes, however to ensure impacted passengers can continue with their travel plans, they will be reprotected to the most suitable alternative departure.
  • Where a flight is cancelled, and due to limited operations to these destinations, there will be no reprotection option available, these sectors will appear as UN.
Bookings affected by these changes will be updated in your GDS on Saturday 18 September 2021. Our most up to date flexibility policy can be found here
Effective until & including
PakistanMAN-ISB5 Oct
We are also making some frequency updates for September on selected routes. We will continue to keep our website up to date with all the latest updates to schedule and travel restrictions.

During September we plan to maintain operations on the following routes, subject to late changes:
Our flying programme
USALHR-ATL-LHR7 per week
LHR-BOS-LHR4 per week
LHR-JFK-LHR17 per week
LHR-LAX-LHR13-19 Sep, 10 per week
20-30 Sep, 11 per week
LHR-MIA-LHR3 per week
CaribbeanLHR-BGI-LHR7 per week
LHR-MBJ-LHR3 per week
LHR-ANU-LHR3 per week
LHR-GND-LHR (via BGI)2 per week
MAN-BGI-MAN3 per week
South AfricaLHR-JNB-LHR3 per week
IndiaLHR-BOM-LHR7 per week
LHR-DEL-LHR7 per week
PakistanLHR-LHE-LHR2 per week
LHR-ISB-LHR3 per week
Hong KongLHR-HKG2 per week
HKG-LHR14 per week
NigeriaLHR-LOS-LHR7 per week
IsraelLHR-TLV-LHR7 per week
Our partners are also back in the skies, and here's a reminder of where they are flying long-haul from the UK.
Our partner Delta Air Lines flying programme

Please check here regularly for updates and here for specific flight status.  

Please ensure the latest traveller contact information is available within the booking so the latest instructions reach the traveller via SMS and email.

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