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New Heathrow to Barbados Flight

This winter, Virgin Atlantic will be offering the only direct service between Heathrow and Barbados as part of its winter schedule.

The service will operate twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 12th December.

Flights are going on sale this week – 25th February – with prices for economy fares starting from £649 per person including tax.

The service is expected to be popular with holidaymakers all over the UK – especially over the festive break as Christmas and New Year holidays in the Caribbean are increasing in popularity. And now, thanks to the airline’s codeshare agreement with Flybe, the service will be easily accessible to Scottish passengers.

This new service sees the airline offering 11 weekly flights to Barbados from the UK, as it also operates services from Gatwick and Manchester.

The new Heathrow to Barbados service is the sixth new route to be launched this year -– with flights to Seattle, Varadero (Cuba), Boston, New York and San Francisco launching in spring 2017.

Speaking about the new route, Shai Weiss, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic commented, “The Caribbean has always been a core market for Virgin Atlantic and so we’re excited to announce we’re offering more choice to our customers with the option of flying from Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester direct to Barbados.”

Virgin Atlantic has seen strong demand for their Upper Class and Premium Economy cabins on Barbados flights and so took the opportunity to utilise an A330. This aircraft will be fully configured with 33 Upper Class, 48 Premium Economy and 185 Economy seats, allowing more customers to experience Virgin Atlantic’s award winning service.