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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.

The airline is operating limited flights to Antigua, Atlanta, Barbados, Boston, Delhi, Hong Kong (one way to Heathrow), Johannesburg, Lagos, Los Angeles, Miami, Montego Bay, Mumbai, New York JFK and Tel Aviv.

Flights to Grenada will resume via Barbados on 16 July.

The return of routes to Las Vegas, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai and Washington Dulles has been repeatedly delayed.

Flights to Havana and Tobago are suspended until 1 October and 7 October 2021 at the earliest. Flights to Cape Town are due to start on 1 November 2021.

Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class Wing, Clubhouse and Revivals Lounge have also 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 of the lounge may not be available. Some facilities offered before COVID-19, such as spa treatments, may also not be 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 Clubhouse at New York JFK Terminal 4 will reopen on Monday 19 July. All other Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses worldwide remain closed. The management of Virgin Clubhouses at Boston, New York, San Francisco, Washington Dulles and Johannesburg has been 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.

Virgin Atlantic has suspended all flights at London Gatwick for the foreseeable future.

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