VSbulletin COVID-19 Ongoing Travel Disruption - 19 Aug

  • 19 August 2021
  • News
  • Virgin Atlantic

It continues to be a dynamic time for international travel with ongoing travel restrictions to and from many of the countries we operate to.

As a result of ongoing travel restrictions from the UK to the US, we have pushed back the restart of some transatlantic flights, including our Orlando services from London Heathrow and Manchester and Las Vegas services from Heathrow.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused to our customers and look forward to returning to these destinations as soon as possible. World-leading vaccination programmes in both countries means the transatlantic corridor can safely open in both directions and we continue to urge the UK Government to go further and move the US to the UK’s ‘Green list’ and for the Biden administration to repeal the 212F proclamation, which currently prevents UK visitors from entering the US.

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 21 August 2021. Our most up to date flexibility policy can be found here

Cancellations
Effective until & including

USA

LHR-MCO

22 Sep

MAN-MCO

22 Sep

LHR-LAS

7 Sep

LHR-SFO

9 Sep

MAN-ATL

7 Sep

MAN-JFK

8 Sep

We are also making some frequency updates for August on selected routes. We will provide schedules for September as soon as details become available and will continue to keep our website up to date with all the latest updates to schedule and travel restrictions.

During August we plan to maintain operations on the following routes, subject to late changes:

Our flying programme

USA

LHR-ATL-LHR

12-22 Aug, 4 per week
23-31 Aug, 5 per week

LHR-BOS-LHR

3 per week

LHR-JFK-LHR

14 per week

LHR-LAX-LHR

3 per week

LHR-MIA-LHR

3 per week

Caribbean

LHR-BGI-LHR

7 per week

LHR-MBJ-LHR

3 per week

LHR-ANU-LHR

3 per week

LHR-GND-LHR (via BGI)

2 per week

MAN-BGI-MAN

3 per week

South Africa

LHR-JNB-LHR

3 per week

India

LHR-BOM-LHR

3 per week

LHR-DEL-LHR

2 per week

Pakistan

LHR-LHE-LHR

2 per week

LHR-ISB-LHR

3 per week

Hong Kong

LHR-HKG

2 per week from 28 Aug

HKG-LHR

7 per week

Nigeria

LHR-LOS-LHR

7 per week

Israel

LHR-TLV-LHR

5 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

LHR-ATL-LlHR

Daily

LHR-JFK-LHR

5 per week


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