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Virgin Atlantic is operating a limited flight schedule due to restrictions on international travel to and from the UK.

After more than a year based in Heathrow Terminal 2 the airline has, along with its transatlantic partner Delta, returned to Terminal 3.

Virgin Atlantic London Heathrow Route Network

The airline is operating limited flights to Antigua, Atlanta, Barbados, Boston, Delhi, Grenada, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Lagos, Los Angeles, Miami, Montego Bay, Mumbai, New York JFK, San Francisco, St Vincent & The Grenadine and Tel Aviv.

Flights to Las Vegas and Orlando will resume on Monday 8 November when the US lifts travel restrictions on fully vaccinated UK passengers.

Virgin also plans to return to Nassau in The Bahamas from 20 November 2021 and St Lucia from 18 December 2021.

Flights to Cape Town will restart on 17 December 2021.

Flights to Seattle and Washington Dulles are suspended until 1 March 2022. Flights to Havana are suspended until 25 March 2022.

All flights at London Gatwick are suspended until Sunday 27 March 2022 at the earliest.

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

Virgin Atlantic Ground Services

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

In the Clubhouse passengers can order complimentary food and drink via a web based or single use paper menu. Passengers are required to wear masks when moving around the lounge. In order to encourage passengers to remain seated when in the lounge some areas may not be available. Some facilities offered before COVID-19, such as spa treatments, are not available.

However, Virgin Atlantic promises a new “Retreat” area is coming soon. For those who are so inclined, Peloton bikes have been added to the lounge – showers are available afterwards.

Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouses at New York JFK Terminal 4, Johannesburg, San Francisco and Washington Dulles have reopened. Clubhouses at Boston, Gatwick and Los Angeles are closed. The management of Clubhouses at Boston, Gatwick, New York JFK, San Francisco, Washington Dulles and Johannesburg has transferred to Plaza Premium group.

Passengers arriving at Heathrow on direct flights from red list countries will still have to clear a dedicated arrivals facility at Terminal 4.

Codeshare Partners

Virgin Atlantic’s transatlantic joint business partner Delta is currently flying from London Heathrow to Atlanta and New York JFK.

Delta plans to restart twice weekly flights between Heathrow and Detroit on 18 October.

Delta operated flights to Boston, Minneapolis Saint Paul, Portland, Salt Lake City and Seattle are suspended.

Virgin Atlantic’s joint business partners Air France and KLM have co-located with the airline and Delta at London Heathrow Terminal 3.

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