Following the announcement that the United States would lift the ban on non-EU and UK travelers, Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will resume more transatlantic services this winter.
Flights from Heathrow to San Francisco resumed on October 2, while daily services from Orlando and Las Vegas will resume in November.
Virgin Atlantic said it saw a 600% increase in bookings in the United States following President Joe Biden’s announcement in September.
In addition, the carrier will launch new flights to the Caribbean, including London-Saint-Vincent on October 13, the Bahamas on November 20 and Saint Lucia on December 18.
Manchester Airport will also see an increase in services with the resumption of operations to Islamabad on October 8, followed by routes to Orlando and New York in November and Atlanta in December.
Virgin Atlantic will also launch its first international service from Edinburgh Airport to Barbados on December 5.
Juha Jarvinen, Commercial Director, said: “As global travel restrictions relax and connecting passengers with loved ones and colleagues becomes a reality, we look forward to welcoming customers on board again and to transport them to a wider range of destinations. “