Virgin Atlantic announce internal UK flights
- By Jack Preston -
- Aug 21, 2012
Virgin Atlantic have announced plans to fly from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport from March 2013, as the airline takes its first foray into domestic flying.
The new network, which will run alongside the airline’s existing long haul services, will offer great choice to passengers and provide competition to the current British Airways short haul service.
Atlantic are keen to improve what they believe has been neglected route, with an aim of providing greater choice for the 650,000 passengers who travel between the two cities.
“Flying between Heathrow and Manchester is just the start for Virgin Atlantic’s new short haul operation. We have the means to connect thousands of passengers to our long haul network as well as to destinations served by other carriers,” explained Virgin Atlantic Chief Executive, Steve Ridgway.
“Our new service will provide strong competition to overly-dominant BA; keep fares low and give consumers a genuine choice of airline to fly to Heathrow and beyond. Operating a London to Manchester route will provide an invaluable feed to our existing long haul network for both business and leisure passengers. It is the perfect introduction to short haul flights for Virgin Atlantic – we know that passengers travelling from Manchester connect onto destinations we already serve.”
To find out more about the destinations currently served by the airline, visit the Virgin Atlantic website.