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VSbulletin COVID-19 Ongoing Travel Disruption - 26 Aug

  • 26 August 2021
  • News
  • Virgin Atlantic
It remains a dynamic time for international travel and we’re continually reviewing our flying schedules in response to Covid-19 restrictions.

As a result of ongoing travel restrictions from the UK to the US, we are making further adjustments to the restart dates of some transatlantic flights. 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 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 28 August 2021. Our most up to date flexibility policy can be found here
Effective until & including
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-LHR1-5 Sep, 4 per week
6-30 Sep, 7 per week
LHR-BOS-LHR1-5 Sep, 3 per week
6-30 Sep, 4 per week
LHR-JFK-LHR1-12 Sep, 14 per week
13-30 Sep, 17 per week
LHR-LAX-LHR1-12 Sep, 7 per week
13-19 Sep, 10 per week
20-30 Sep, 11 per week
LHR-MIA-LHR3 per week
LHR-SFO-LHR3 per week from 24 Sep
MAN-ATL-MAN3 per week from 22 Sep
MAN-JFK-MAN3 per week from 23 Sep
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 from 28 Aug
HKG-LHR1-5 Sep, 8 per week
6-12 Sep, 12 per week
13-30 Sep, 14 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
LHR-JFK-LHR5 per week

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