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Virgin Atlantic is to launch a new route from London Heathrow to the Caribbean island of St Vincent from June 2021.
This will be the only direct service to the island from Europe. Virgin Atlantic will fly to St Vincent twice weekly. The island is served by Argyle International Airport.
Flights will operate twice weekly with Airbus A330-300 aircraft. As is par the course with new route announcements Virgin Atlantic, flights have not yet gone on sale. Nor has Virgin provided an indicative schedule. Flights should be on sale from Tuesday 24 November.
This move reflects, in part, a “pivot” to leisure traffic. Virgin’s official release alludes to relatively less stringent COVID-19 testing and quarantine restrictions in the Caribbean. Though, in truth, nobody knows what COVID-19 travel restrictions will be in place in six months’ time.
At present, all Virgin Atlantic flights are operating from London Heathrow Terminal 2. No date has been given for the reopening of Terminal 3. Based on current trends, this will be many months away.