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Virgin Atlantic has restored most of its London route network following the COVID-19 pandemic.

All London routes are consolidated at Heathrow. All Gatwick flights remain suspended until the summer of 2023 at the earliest.

Virgin Atlantic London Heathrow Route Network

Virgin is operating flights to Antigua, Atlanta, Barbados, Boston, Delhi, Grenada, Johannesburg, Lagos, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montego Bay, Mumbai, Nassau, New York JFK, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadine, Tel Aviv, Tobago and Washington Dulles.

The airline will launch a new route to Austin, Texas from 25 May 2022.

Hong Kong will not resume until at least September 2022.

Winter seasonal services to Havana and Cape Town return on 30 October and 5 November respectively.

Please see here for full details of former Virgin Atlantic routes.

Virgin Atlantic In Flight Service Changes

Virgin Atlantic has modified its in flight meal service in Upper Class.

The main meal service has reverted from three to four courses, with a separate dessert and cheese course.

“Small plates” are available to order on demand after your first course until the aircraft is prepared for landing. The latest sample menu is available from Virgin Atlantic.

Virgin Atlantic Ground Services & Lounges

Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class Wing, Clubhouse and Revivals Lounge are open at Terminal 3.

Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouses at New York JFK Terminal 4, Johannesburg, San Francisco and Washington Dulles are open.

Clubhouses at Boston and Los Angeles are closed. Passengers travelling from Boston and Los Angeles can use the Air France and Star Alliance lounges respectively. The Boston Clubhouse will reopen later this year.

When Virgin Atlantic launches its new route to Austin passengers will be able to use the Delta Sky Club on the mezzanine level of the Barbara Jordan terminal, near Gate 4.

Codeshare Partners

Virgin Atlantic’s transatlantic joint business partner Delta is currently flying from London Heathrow to Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis Saint Paul, New York JFK and Salt Lake City.

Delta flights to Portland and Seattle are suspended.

Codeshare partner AeroMexico has restarted flights from Heathrow to Mexico City.

Virgin has recently launched a codeshare with LATAM from Heathrow to São Paulo.

At Gatwick, Virgin’s codeshare partner WestJet is flying to Calgary, Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver. Services to Calgary launched at Heathrow on 27 March 2022.

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