Virgin Atlantic to Resume Services to Dubai from October 28

Virgin Atlantic to Resume Services to Dubai from October 28

After a gap of more than four years, the London headquartered Virgin Atlantic announced relaunching its services between London Heathrow and Dubai, as the airline continues to capitalise on pent up demand for premium travel and grow its route network.

The four times a week service will operate seasonally from October through to March, capitalising on sunny winter breaks for sunshine hungry Brits. Customers can book flights from 7 June 2023 from $632.47 return and service will commence from October 28 this year.

The airline expects the new route to be hit with leisure customers and aims to capture the increased demand for premium winter sun getaways.  The year-round warm weather with just a three-hour time difference is set to appeal to couples and families alike. The relaunch of the popular route will complement Virgin Atlantic’s two other newly announced premium destinations – the Maldives and Turks and Caicos, according to an official release.

Virgin Atlantic Holidays offers a portfolio of more than 30 properties throughout Dubai and the region. Set upon miles of glorious golden sand, Dubai’s spectacular resorts will allow customers to luxuriate in five-star glamour, while still within reach of the bright lights of the city.

The nearby desert offers a treasure trove of adventure from camel rides to sand boarding and dune bashing. Perfect for guests of all ages seeking new experiences.

The new service will offer seamless connections and a consistent long haul onboard experience for those customers connecting from Dubai via London Heathrow to destinations throughout North America across both the Virgin Atlantic and Delta networks, including New York, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

As well as flying customers, Virgin Atlantic will offer 20 tonnes of cargo capacity on each flight. This fast cargo service will offer new opportunities for companies looking to export and import goods such as fresh produce and high-tech products between the Middle East and prime markets in the UK and US.

Rikke Christensen, Vice President of Network & Alliances at Virgin Atlantic, said that returning to Dubai and its inviting climate during the cold UK winter, combined with its first-class collection of hotels and experiences make Dubai a must visit destination for sunshine hungry Brits.

“We have long wanted to return to this incredible city when the time was right, and this year presents the perfect opportunity.  Dubai will complement our growing collection of winter sun destinations, bolstered by The Maldives and Turks and Caicos later this year alongside our new services between Manchester and Las Vegas in Summer 2024 and the soon to commence inter-Caribbean flights. I’m looking forward to welcoming our customers back to this vibrant, exciting destination once more,” Christensen added.

Caribbean Tours

In a further enhancement to its leisure programme, Virgin Atlantic has reaffirmed its position as the leading transatlantic airline to the Caribbean by launching inter-island flying, making a wider variety of luxurious destinations even more accessible. 

The announcement comes as the airline is set to grow its presence in the region by flying to more islands than ever before, as well as offering 150% more seats in its premium cabins compared to 2019.

Virgin Atlantic will be the only UK airline allowing travellers to easily hop from Barbados to Grenada or St Vincent and the Grenadines, allowing even more customers to experience multi-island holidays in a tropical paradise by flying in Virgin Atlantic style from June 14.

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