Virgin Atlantic has announced an expansion in its flight services from Manchester starting next year.
From 2019, the number of flights is set to increase by up to 20 percent, with up to six daily departures, the airline said.
The new flight services will start in Summer 2019, and will include a new route to Los Angeles operating three times a week, services to Las Vegas doubling to four times a week and Boston services increasing to three times a week. The New York and Atlanta services will be operated daily on a Boeing 747 with 455 seats available per flight.
‘We’ve always said that Manchester is an important base for Virgin Atlantic and this latest expansion really cements that,’ Shai Weiss, chief commercial officer at Virgin Atlantic, said. ‘We’re delighted to be able to provide the best possible service to the USA by welcoming a new route to Los Angeles and doubling the amount of flights to Las Vegas. By putting our aircraft on our New York, Atlanta, Boston and now Los Angeles flights, we can really maximise connectivity through our partner Delta, allowing even more customers to take advantage of over 200 US connections.’
With the introduction of a new route to Los Angeles, and an increase in services to both Boston and Las Vegas, the airline will be offering customers up to 14,000 seats a week directly from Manchester to the USA and Caribbean.
Some of the routes, including both New York and Atlanta, will be operated using the Boeing 747, the largest aircraft in Virgin Atlantic’s fleet. This will benefit even more customers from the North West, enabling them to use the one-stop connections to over 200 US destinations provided by Virgin Atlantic’s partnership with Delta Air Lines.