Virgin Atlantic has made a triumphant return to Dubai, as the airline’s flights between London Heathrow and Dubai commenced just last week.
This service, operating four times a week, will be available seasonally from now through March and is scheduled to transition into a daily service in winter 2024.
Virgin Altantic London to Dubai flights
Virgin Atlantic has high hopes for this new route, anticipating a warm welcome from leisure travellers. The airline aims to capitalize on the growing demand for premium winter sun getaways. With year-round warm weather and a mere three-hour time difference, the UAE’s appeal is expected to draw couples and families alike.
Liezl Gericke, Head of International at Virgin Atlantic, expressed her enthusiasm for the reintroduction of this popular route, stating, “Nothing sets our hearts soaring like a new destination or reintroducing an old favourite. We look forward to welcoming our customers back on board, whether traveling for business or leisure or heading back to the United Kingdom to reconnect with friends and family.”
Dubai Airports welcomes Virgin Atlantic
Rob Whitehouse, Vice President of Research at Dubai Airports, voiced his excitement about welcoming Virgin Atlantic to Dubai International (DXB), one of the world’s busiest and most iconic aviation hubs. This partnership marks a significant milestone in their shared vision to provide travelers with an exemplary guest experience, both on the ground and in the air.
The new route enhances connectivity and boosts Dubai’s global appeal as a destination and gateway to other cities.
31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight seats
Virgin Atlantic’s new route, which commenced on October 30, is operated using Boeing 787-9 aircraft featuring 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium, and 192 Economy Delight, Classic, and Light seats. This service will offer seamless connections and a consistent long-haul onboard experience for travellers connecting from Dubai via London Heathrow to destinations throughout North America across both the Virgin Atlantic and Delta networks, including New York, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
In addition to passengers, Virgin Atlantic will provide 20 tonnes of cargo capacity on each flight. This fast cargo service opens up new opportunities for companies seeking to export and import goods, such as fresh produce and high-tech products, between the Middle East and key markets in the UK and the US.
Virgin Atlantic last operated flights to Dubai in March 2019.