Heathrow lands new Virgin route to the Bahamas

The new connection comes as the airline increases flights to Barbados by 60% 

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will launch services from London/Heathrow to the Bahamas twice weekly, commencing on November 20 in time for the winter season.  

The flights will be operated using the airline’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft, providing seating for up to 258 passengers across three classes.  

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Juha Jarvinen, CCO at Virgin Atlantic, commented: “We couldn’t be more excited to add the Bahamas to our ever-expanding portfolio of Caribbean destinations. We are seeing a real demand from our customers for luxury holidays in the sun with Brits keen to escape on their next adventure after a difficult year. With 16 islands surrounded by the world’s clearest water, the Bahamas offers the perfect escape for those travellers looking to either simply relax or explore a new corner of the world.”  

Dionisio D'Aguilar, Bahamas minister of Tourism and Aviation, added: “There is a growing demand amongst UK travellers seeking a tropical, Bahamian escape. We look forward to welcoming them to our beautiful shores to experience what makes our country a unique Caribbean destination unlike any other.” 

Virgin is currently flying to Barbados, Antigua, Jamaica and Grenada with destinations such as Tobago and Havana, Cuba set to relaunch in the coming months. In October the airline will begin the first ever connection from Europe to St Vincent and the Grenadines.  

In addition to this the airline is increasing its services to Barbados from London/Heathrow and Manchester with an extra four and two flights per week, respectively.