Virgin Atlantic Expands Services From Manchester Airport

Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to expand its flights from Manchester Airport. From March 2019, the number of flights is set to increase by up to 20 percent, in what will be the airline’s biggest ever year flying from the city with up to six daily departures.

A new route to Los Angeles, coupled with an increase in services to both Boston and Las Vegas, means Virgin Atlantic will be offering customers up to 14,000 seats a week directly from the United States and Caribbean to Manchester.

A number of routes, including both New York and Atlanta, will be flown on the Boeing 747, the largest in Virgin Atlantic’s fleet. The partnership with FlyBe ensures customers from across the UK have the opportunity to connect through Manchester, securing the airport as a significant Virgin Atlantic base.

Enhancements to the flying program, which will commence in Summer 2019, include:

  • A new route from Los Angeles, operating three times weekly (commences May 22, 2019).
  • Services from Las Vegas are doubling, growing from twice a week to four times a week (from March 31, 2019).
  • Boston service increases to 3 per week (from May 22, 2019).
  • Virgin’s daily New York and Atlanta services operate principally on a 747, with seat capacity of 455 per flight.

Headquartered in London, Virgin Atlantic carries over 5 million customers annually and operates a fleet of 47 aircraft serving 25 destinations across four continents. Alongside joint venture partner Delta Air Lines, Virgin operates a transatlantic network offering up to 38 flights per day between the UK and US with onward connections to over 200 US and international cities.

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