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VSbulletin COVID-19 Ongoing Travel Disruption - 8 July

  • 08 July 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.

We’re delighted to confirm that from Thursday 15 July 2021, Virgin Atlantic will return to their home in London Heathrow Terminal 3, following over a year of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This means that from 15 July, all departing customers should go to Terminal 3 rather than Terminal 2, which will remain in use up to and including 14 July.

We’re also excited to return to Manchester Airport from 8 August, the airline’s home in the north. Flights from Manchester to Barbados will operate three times weekly on a Boeing 787. We’re increasing the number of flights to the Caribbean by nearly 300% after a surge in demand following the Government’s latest announcement, which saw Antigua, Barbados and Grenada classified as “Green.”  Numerous Caribbean flights, which were previously scheduled to recommence in August will now take off from July. From the 15 July flights to Antigua will increase to three times a week, with customers able to travel daily to Barbados from 25 July.  The airline is also making its return to Grenada, with twice weekly flights resuming from 16 July.  

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 10 July 2021. Our most up to date flexibility policy can be found here
Effective until & including
Hong KongLHR-HKG only28 July
We are also making some frequency updates for July and August on selected routes.

During July we plan to maintain operations on the following routes, subject to late changes:
Our flying programme
USALHR-ATL-LHR4 per week
LHR-BOS-LHR3 per week
LHR-JFK-LHR1-11 July, 11 per week
12-18 July, 12 per week
19-31 July, 14 per week
LHR-LAX-LHR7 per week
LHR-MIA-LHR3 per week
CaribbeanLHR-BGI-LHR1-11 July, 2 per week
12-18 July, 5 per week
19-31 July, 7 per week
LHR-MBJ-LHR2 per week
LHR-ANU-LHR1-14 July, 1 per week
15-24 July, 4 per week
25-31 July, 3 per week
LHR-GND-LHR (via BGI)2 per week from 16 July
South AfricaLHR-JNB-LHR3 per week
IndiaLHR-BOM2 per week from 15 July
BOM-LHR 1-18 July, 3 per week
19-31 July, 2 per week
LHR-DEL3 per week from 18 July
DEL-LHR1-18 July, 2 per week
19-31 July, 3 per week
PakistanLHR-LHE-LHR2 per week
LHR-ISB-LHR3 per week
Hong KongLHR-HKG3 per week
HKG-LHR29-31 July, 3 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
LHR-SEA-LHR3 per week

We will provide schedules for 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.

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