From 26th March, a new code sharing agreement between Virgin Atlantic and Flybe will see a wealth of USA destinations opened up for Scottish travellers.
Flights with regional airline, Flybe, from Aberdeen and Edinburgh will now codeshare with Virgin, via Heathrow Airport to the US; as well as opening up a gateway to Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The seamless operation will see passengers choose from three flights per day between Aberdeen and Heathrow, and four flights per day between Edinburgh and Heathrow, all boasting the single check-in and bag drop service.
With convenient flight times, and competitive pricing, Scottish passengers can now fly to Atlanta, Boston, Delhi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Lagos, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai and Washington.
Speaking about the new codeshare agreement, Erik Varwijk, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Virgin Atlantic, said, “Our partnership with Flybe will bring the world a little closer to Scotland with exciting new Virgin Atlantic destinations available across the US, Asia, and Africa. The extended codeshare agreement builds on the partnership we announced last year which has proved popular with customers across the UK.
“We look forward to offering easy connections to some of our most popular destinations such as the US cities of San Francisco and Boston, as well as helping to boost business and investment with access to major hubs such as Hong Kong and Dubai.”
Whilst Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, added, “Flybe is especially delighted that this extension of our valued codeshare partnership with Virgin will enable us to better serve Scottish travellers and global visitors, further realising our ambition of being a ‘One Stop to the World’ for the UK regions. We greatly look forward to cementing our commitment to Scotland and welcoming even more Virgin passengers on board our new Heathrow flights from Aberdeen and Edinburgh when they start at the end of March.”