Virgin Atlantic announce 24 daily domestic flights
- By Jack Preston -
- Dec 11, 2012
Virgin Atlantic have announced details of their domestic flight programme, which is scheduled to begin on March 31st 2013.
The airline will be challenging British Airways by operating 24 domestic flights a day, which will consist of: six daily return flights to Edinburgh, three to Aberdeen and a further three to Manchester.
“This is the beginning of an exciting new era in Virgin Atlantic history. It’s been a long time coming but the dawn of our short haul service is now just a few months away. We’ve worked hard to produce the sort of operation that consumers have come to expect from us – with customer service and a unique approach to flying forming the key pillars for our new domestic routes,” explained Steve Ridgway, Virgin Atlantic Chief Executive.
“Most importantly, passengers will reap the benefits of increased choice and lower fares due to the reinjection of vital competition we can provide on these routes. We’ll be offering nine daily services to and from Scotland and three return flights between Manchester and London, giving us the scope to fly around one million passengers per year. Connecting passengers onto our long haul flights means we are truly making the world a smaller place.”
The flights, which will operate from London Heathrow Terminal 1, will go on sale on the 19th December and start from £99 per person return.
To find out more, head over to Virgin Atlantic’s vtravelled blog.