Virgin Atlantic announced June 22 that it would return to the Caribbean in August. The airline had earlier announced that services from London Heathrow are expected to resume from July 20.
On August 1, Virgin will resume flying from London Heathrow to Barbados, kicking off a Caribbean return that will continue in October. In October, Virgin Atlantic will be resuming flights to Montego Bay, Antigua, Grenada And Tobago (via Antigua). Similarly, that’s along with a resumption of flight service from Manchester to Barbados in October.
“As countries around the world begin to relax travel restrictions, we look forward to welcoming our customers back onboard and flying them safely to many destinations across our network,” said Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic.
Increased Health Measures
The airline carrier said will implement additional measures to offer peace of mind in the airport and in the skies; to ensure the health and safety of customers. Specifically, by including enhanced and thorough cleaning practices at check in, boarding gates and on-board. Including the use of electrostatic spraying of high-grade disinfectant on-board in all cabins and lavatories, ensuring no surface is left untouched. Virgin Atlantic will also enforce safe distancing wherever possible, particularly at check-in and boarding. However where social distancing is not possible, face masks will be required.
“We will provide a personal Health Pack for the well-being and comfort of all our customers. That will contain medical grade face masks as a requirement to be worn on- board, surface wipes, and hand gel.”
Antigua and Barbuda and Jamaica, have reopened their airports to international travel.