Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to increase its flights to Manchester as part of its summer 2020 schedule, including additional frequencies from Las Vegas and Orlando. Here’s what’s new:
- Flights from Barbados to Manchester will increase from two times a week to three times a week for the whole of the summer season, offering an additional 10,000 seats.
- There will be an increase of flights from Las Vegas to Manchester with two extra weekly flights for the peak season and an extra 10,000 seats.
- There will be an increase in flights to Manchester from Orlando, with up to two extra weekly flights, offering up to 14 flights a week in the peak summer season and 23,000 extra seats.
- Virgin Atlantic is also announcing two extra flights a week from London Gatwick to Orlando, offering up to 18 flights a week in the peak summer season.
All told, the expanded summer schedule from Orlando, Barbados and Las Vegas represents an 11 percent capacity increase as compared to summer 2019, or an additional 43,000 extra seats, the airline said. The move follows this winter’s addition of 30,000 extra seats to the routes. Together with its partners Virgin Connect (formerly Flybe) and Delta, Virgin Atlantic will offer almost 800,000 long-haul seats to these destinations for summer 2020.
Bookings for the new flights will open November 9, 2019.