Virgin Atlantic to Link Manchester with Boston and San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic Airways announced plans to offer service connecting San Francisco and Boston to Manchester in the United Kingdom. The airline will operate these flights as part of its joint venture with Delta Air Lines.
The thrice-weekly San Francisco-Manchester service will launch on March 28, 2017 and operate on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, while the twice-weekly Boston-Manchester service will begin operation the following day with flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Virgin will operate both routes using Airbus A330 aircraft with Virgin’s Upper Class business-class cabin as well as premium economy and coach cabins. The A330s have 33 Upper Class seats, each 22” in width and capable of expanding into a bed that is between 78” and 79.5” in length. Premium economy has 48 recliner seats with a seat pitch of 38” and a width of 21”.
Virgin also said it plans to increase its frequency on its Manchester-Barbados route and initiate a codeshare with Flybe, a European regional carrier, that will offer connecting flights to a variety of destinations including Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Exeter, Milan, and Paris.
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