Former Virgin Atlantic Routes

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Here is a list of former Virgin Atlantic routes served from London Gatwick & Heathrow airports.

Note this does not include any routes operated by Virgin from UK regional airports or routes of other Virgin branded airlines such as Virgin America, Virgin Express or Virgin Nigeria.

UK & Ireland

Aberdeen – Suspended 26 September 2015
Edinburgh – Suspended 26 September 2015
Manchester – Suspended 29 March 2015

Europe

Athens – Launched May 1995, suspended after 11 September 2001

North America

Chicago O’Hare – First launched 1 November 1999, suspended after 11 September 2001. Relaunched April 2007, switched to summer seasonal, suspended permanently in 2016
Detroit – Launched June 2015, now operated by codeshare partner Delta
Newark – Virgin’s inaugural route launched on 22 June 1984 was suspended March 2020
Toronto – Launched 12 June 2001, suspended after 11 September 2001
Vancouver – Summer seasonal route launched May 2012, suspended 11 October 2014

Central & South America

Cancun – Launched July 2012, suspended 12 January 2019
Sao Paulo – Planned launch on 29 March 2020 cancelled
Varadero – Launched 2 April 2017, suspended September 2017

The Caribbean

Kingston – Launched October 2007, suspended March 2012
Saint Lucia – Launched 27 September 1998, suspended March 2020; planned reinstatement 18 December 2021

Africa

Ghana – Launched March 2010, suspended 23 September 2013
Nairobi – Launched June 2007, suspended November 2012
Port Harcourt – Launched February 2003, suspended 12 January 2006

Indian Ocean

Mauritius – Launched October 2007, suspended circa 2009/2010

The Middle East

Dubai – Launched 29 March 2006, suspended 31 March 2019

Asia Pacific

Tokyo Narita – Originally launched at Gatwick May 1989, suspended 31 January 2015
Sydney – Launched December 2004 via Hong Kong, suspended 5 May 2014

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