Virgin Atlantic has announced a series of route changes, including the launch of flights to Las Vegas from London Heathrow, increased flights to Boston, and the return of the seasonal service to Barbados.
The new flights to Las Vegas are set to replace the existing London Gatwick – Las Vegas route, and will be operated with the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, taking over from the 747-400 used on the current Gatwick service.
The 787-9 will come in a three-class configuration, offering 31 Upper Class Seats, 35 Premium seats, and 192 seats in economy. The flight will depart Heathrow at 12:40 and arrive at Las Vegas McCarran at 19:05.
Meanwhile, the airline has also announced the addition of a second daily service to Boston. The flight will be operated with an Airbus A330-300, departing Heathrow at 20:30 and Boston at 08:30 respectively.
Return of Barbados seasonal service
Barbados will also be returning to the Virgin network, operating between December 2018 and February 2019 with the airline’s A330-300. Fares start from £554.
Virgin Atlantic Chief Commercial Officer Shai Weiss said, “From spring 2019 we’re making it even easier for customers to travel from London Heathrow to Las Vegas and Boston by introducing new flights.
The new services have been timed to offer convenient onward connections for UK and US customers, and feature our award winning service, a three course meal and inflight entertainment on every flight.
We’re also pleased to bring back our popular seasonal service between London Heathrow and Barbados to offer even more choice for holidaymakers.”