Virgin Atlantic increases capacity to its heartland in the USA for summer 2024

3/22/2024 2:44:39 PM

Virgin-Atlantic-US-hubs-624x352.jpgVirgin Atlantic is delighted to announce plans to increase capacity to its heartland in the USA, adding frequencies from London Heathrow to both New York JFK and Boston for summer 2024. These new services complement the airline’s recent announcements of increasing Miami services from 11 flights per week to twice daily year-round and a new seasonal summer service from Manchester to Las Vegas.

Next summer, the airline will offer a record number of flights between London and New York, with a seventh daily flight to JFK, and together with Joint Venture partner Delta, will offer ten daily services to the Big Apple, an increase of 11% compared to summer 2023.

In a further boost to its East Coast flying, Virgin Atlantic will also operate a second daily flight to Boston. Complementing Delta’s daily service, Boston will be served with three flights a day.

Customers on both Virgin Atlantic departures will experience flying on the airline’s newest aircraft, the A330-900neo, and A350-1000, increasing the number of Upper and Premium seats by 23%. Upper-Class passengers looking to treat themselves can also benefit from booking the A330-900neo innovative Retreat Suite, which comprises of two spacious exclusive suites at the front of the Upper Class cabin. Elsewhere, passengers travelling with Joint Venture partner Delta will be able to enjoy its new and enhanced Delta One product.*

As part of the airline’s commitment to its USA heartland, Virgin Atlantic’s enhanced schedule will offer record departures to the USA with an average of 27 daily departures to popular destinations including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington DC.

New services will also enhance connections for customers, offering the opportunity to connect to cities throughout the US as well as to rest of world destinations via London Heathrow such as Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Johannesburg and Shanghai, around the world, with partner Delta Air Lines.  

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic, commented;
“We’re excited to announce additional flying to our heartland in the USA for summer 2024.

“By utilising our brand new A350 and A339 aircraft, our passengers can travel in style with Virgin Atlantic, as we commit to operating the routes that our customers love to fly.

“With Boston and New York, JFK being key business and leisure travel routes, customers can rely on Virgin Atlantic to connect them to these popular destinations as we offer more opportunities to travel with our expanded offering.”

*There may be occasions that some ad-hoc Boston and New York services are substituted for an alternate aircraft type.

London Heathrow: JV

Atlanta 

3 x daily (1 x VS, 2 x DL) 

Boston 

3 x daily (2 x VS, 1 x DL) 

Detroit 

2 x daily (DL) 

Los Angeles 

4 x daily (3 x VS, 1 x DL) 

Las Vegas 

Daily (VS) 

Miami 

2 x daily (VS) 

Minneapolis 

Daily (DL) 

New York 

9 x daily (7 x VS, 2 x DL) 

Orlando 

2 x daily (VS) 

Salt Lake City 

1 x daily (DL) 

San Francisco 

2 x daily (VS) 

Seattle 

2 x daily (1 x VS, 1 x DL) 

Tampa 

1 x daily (VS) 

Washington DC 

1 x daily (VS) 

 

Manchester

Atlanta 

1 x daily (VS) 

New York JFK 

1 x daily (VS) 

Orlando 

12 x weekly (VS) 

Las Vegas 

3 x weekly (VS) 

 

Edinburgh

New York JFK 

1 x daily (DL) 

Atlanta 

1 x daily (DL) 

Boston 

1 x daily (DL) 

Orlando 

2 x weekly (VS) 

 

London Gatwick

New York JFK 

1 x daily (DL) 

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