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VSbulletin COVID-19 Ongoing Travel Disruption - 24 June

  • 25 June 2021
  • News
  • Virgin Atlantic

There continues to be ongoing disruption to travel following the Coronavirus guidance  in the UK and travel restrictions to and from many of the countries we operate to.

We’re continually reviewing our flying programme in response to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 restrictions. This week we have recommenced passenger services from London Heathrow to Antigua and Johannesburg, but we have also taken the difficult decision to delay the restart of further services.

As a result of ongoing travel restrictions between the UK and US, we have pushed back the restart of some transatlantic flights to early August, including our London Heathrow services to Orlando, Seattle, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Manchester to Orlando, Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York-JFK. World-leading vaccination programmes in both the UK and US have created the opportunity to safely open up travel between these two low-risk countries whilst protecting public health and we urge the UK government to move the US to the UK’s “green list” and for the Biden administration to repeal the 212F proclamation for UK travellers. There is no reason to delay.

As a result of the dynamic and 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 and 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 26 June 2021. Our most up to date flexibility policy can be found here

Effective until & including



5 August


5 August


5 August


5 August


9 August


9 August


5 August


7 August



6 August


5 August

We are also making some frequency updates for June and July on selected routes.

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

Our flying programme


4 per week


2 per week


11 per week


7 per week


2 per week


2 per week


2 per week


1 per week from 23 June


3 per week from 23 June

BOM-LHR only

2 per week

DEL-LHR only

2 per week


3 per week


3 per week


3 per week


7 per week


6 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




5 per week


3 per week

We will provide schedules for July and August 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.

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.

Covid-19 Passenger Travel Information
Everything your customers need to know before travelling and our flexibility policy can be found here.

Our Customer Centre are busy helping customers who have booked directly with Virgin Atlantic, and this means they are unable to respond to queries from our agency partners or our mutual customers. If you have any questions, please contact Sales Support on
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For Delta’s up to date information please visit DeltaPro:

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