VSbulletin COVID-19 Ongoing Travel Disruption. Update 8 Jan

  • 08 January 2021
  • News
  • Virgin Atlantic

There continues to be ongoing disruption to travel following the national lockdown in the UK and travel restrictions to many of the countries we operate to. Today (8 January) the UK Government has also announced  that ‘from next week’ all international arrivals, including UK nationals, will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result before departure for England. The Government announcement is here.

As a result of the dynamic and fast-moving travel environment, we continue to make schedule changes which will affect our Flying Programme 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.
  • Unfortunately, we have also taken the difficult decision to cancel some flights. Because of limited operations to these destinations, there will be no reprotection option available, these sectors will appear as UN.

The following flights are cancelled:

CancellationEffective Until
LHR-MBJ-LHR31 January
MAN-BGI-MAN31 January
LHR-GND-LHR3 February
LHR-HKG31 January
LHR-PVG-LHR31 January
LHR-CPT-LHR31 January
LHR-JNB-LHR31 January

We plan to maintain operations on the following routes, subject to late changes:

LHR-ANU-LHR2 per week
LHR-BGI-LHR4 per week
LHR-ATL-LHR3 per week
LHR-BOS-LHR2 per week
LHR-JFK-LHR7 per week
LHR-LAX-LHR5 per week
LHR-MIA-LHR1 per week
LHR-BOM-LHR3 per week
LHR-DEL-LHR2 per week **subject to change**
LHR-LHE-LHR4 per week
LHR-ISB-LHR3 per week
MAN-ISB-MAN4 per week
NigeriaLHR-LOS-LHR7 per week
IsraelLHR-TLV-LHR2 per week

We 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.  

We encourage agents with customers booked to travel over the next few days to check the official Government advice for the UK and the destination, before heading to the airport.

Please ensure the latest traveller contact information is available within the booking.
Arrivals to UK Testing
Virgin Atlantic is reviewing the guidance published by the UK Government on the new arrival testing requirement and we will be incorporating this into our pre-departure communications to customers so they are aware of the mandatory requirement, signposting to recommended test providers where possible. Please refer to the UK Government website for more info:

Please ensure the latest traveller contact information is available within the booking so the latest instructions reach the traveller.

We encourage agents and travellers to regularly check here for more information. As more information becomes available we will keep this site update to date with the full details and FAQs.
Flexibility Policy
We continue to offer flexibility for customers whose plans have been impacted by the Covid-19 situation including rebooking up to 31 December 2022. View our latest policy here.
Still Planning to Travel?
We will continue to provide vital international connectivity from/to London Heathrow Terminal 2 for customers that are permitted to travel for work, education or other legally permitted reasons, and if that’s the case, we’re here and ready to help your customers fly safe and fly well. Please check  here for specific flight status. 
Travellers Stuck Away from Home?
For customers who are mid-trip and away from home please check here for instructions. 

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