Virgin Atlantic to fly from UK regions

Virgin Atlantic to fly from UK regions

Virgin Atlantic is set to fly from Northern Ireland for the first time next summer and offer a Las Vegas link from Scotland.

The airline will operate seasonal flights between Belfast and Orlando in June and July 2015.

The service augments an existing Virgin service between Glasgow and Orlando, with the first Belfast-Orlando flight scheduled for June 25 next year.

Virgin is also expanding its existing Las Vegas services by operating flights to the Nevada city from Glasgow in autumn 2015.

There will be four flights from Glasgow on September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 2015 using a Boeing 747 in a three-class configuration.

The new Scottish route will form part of Virgin Atlantic’s joint venture with Delta Air Lines, with the US carrier offering the service for sale under the codeshare agreement. Passengers will be able to use Delta’s services from Las Vegas to connect onwards in the US.

Virgin Atlantic chief executive Craig Kreeger said: “I am delighted we are able to offer customers in Northern Ireland and Scotland the opportunity to travel on Virgin Atlantic to two of our most popular leisure destinations next summer.”

“It’s incredibly important to us to offer customers from all across the UK to our long haul network during peak travel periods – and now even more people can enjoy the Virgin Atlantic renowned customer experience as they travel on their holidays.”

Glasgow airport commercial director Francois Bourienne, said: “This is fantastic news for Scottish travellers as Las Vegas is considered the entertainment capital of the world and is an extremely popular destination.

“We are very proud to have a strong brand such as Virgin Atlantic operating from Glasgow Airport. Its Florida service has grown in popularity every year since launching in 2007 and we are confident Las Vegas will prove to be equally successful.”

Sourced from Travel Weekly

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