Virgin Atlantic to fly to Miami, Johannesburg and the Caribbean from August – Evening Standard

Posted: June 22, 2020 at 2:49 pm

Virgin Atlantic will restart passenger flights to 17 additional destinations from August.

The new destinations include Barbados, Antigua, Shanghai, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Miami, Lagos, Boston, Johannesburg and Tobago.

Virgin has also once again called on the UK government to end its quarantine measures.

Juha Jarvinen, chief commercial officer said: 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. From August onwards, we will resume passenger flying to 17 additional destinations around the world including Tel Aviv, Miami, Lagos and San Francisco.

However, we are monitoring external conditions extremely closely, in particular the travel restrictions many countries have in place including the 14 day quarantine policy for travellers entering the UK.

"We know that as the Covid-19 crisis subsides, air travel will be a vital enabler of the UKs economic recovery.

"Therefore, we are calling for UK Government to continually review its quarantine measures and instead look at a multi-layered approach of carefully targeted public health and screening measures, including air bridges, which will support a successful and safe restart of international air travel for passengers and businesses.

Virgin timetable for restarts

The airline has previously said services to Orlando and Hong Kong from Heathrow would resume on July 20, with flights to New York JFK, Los Angeles, and Shanghai set to restart on July 21.

The airline will enhance its cleaning practices at check-in and onboard, and provide medical-grade face masks for passengers to wear onboard.

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Virgin Atlantic to fly to Miami, Johannesburg and the Caribbean from August - Evening Standard

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