Virgin Atlantic Receives Bailout
Virgin Atlantic Airways, a airline founded under Richard Branson, has grown to become the second largest UK long haul carrier, only to follow British Airways. Virgin Atlantic cut over 3,000 jobs due to the pandemic, and stopped all flying for a while. The airline quoted:
“The U.S. border closure and U.K. quarantine measures have been in place for far longer than originally anticipated. We increase passenger operations, the opening of U.S. borders and removal of quarantine is imperative to recovery”.
Virgin Atlantic strives on transatlantic travel, in fact, 70% of their flights are transatlantic to the United States. After closing their London Gatwick bade, they have all operations from Heathrow.
Virgin has since returned to service, with these routes:
Every Day Routes
Heathrow to Hong Kong (HKG), New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX), Barbados (BGI), Shanghai (PVG) and Miami (MIA).
- London Heathrow (LHR) to Delhi (DEL) — 1 September with three weekly flights
- London Heathrow (LHR) to Tel Aviv (TLV) — 6 September with three weekly flights
- London Heathrow (LHR) to Lagos (LOS) — 10 September with four weekly flights
- London Heathrow (LHR) to Atlanta (ATL) — 15 September with three weekly flights
- London Heathrow (LHR) to Mumbai (BOM) — 16 September with four weekly flights
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