Virgin Atlantic to Increase Transatlantic Offerings, Discontinue Service to Narita, Mumbai, and Cape Town

By Jesse Sokolow on 4 September 2014
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Virgin Atlantic aircraft at London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic aircraft at London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic announced multiple changes to its schedule including the discontinuation of service to several major cities.

Virgin will add an extra daily flight between London Heathrow and both New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles.  In addition, the airline will add an additional seasonal flight between Heathrow and Miami during the winter, as well as an additional flight to San Francisco and Atlanta during the summer.

Virgin will also begin new daily service between London Heathrow and Detroit, and the airline will take over one of joint venture partner Delta Air Lines’ daily flights between Manchester and Atlanta.

As a result of Virgin taking on the Manchester-Atlanta flight, Delta will take over one of Virgin Atlantic’s London Heathrow-Newark flights.

Virgin also plans to discontinue all of its operations at both Tokyo Narita and Mumbai.  The final flight to London Heathrow will depart from both cities on February 1, 2015.

The London-Based carrier will also discontinue its summer season service between London Heathrow and Vancouver after it ends on October 11 of this year.  The airline will do the same with its winter seasonal service between London and Cape Town, with the last flight between the two cities operating on April 27, 2015.

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