Virgin Atlantic has announced the launch a new route to Montego Bay, Jamaica, as the airline resumes flying from Manchester Airport.
Flights between Manchester and the Caribbean resumed on 7th August with Virgin Atlantic’s flights to Barbados; services to Orlando, Atlanta, New York and Islamabad are also set to resume in the coming months. The new services to Jamaica and Barbados aim to respond to the pent-up demand from holidaymakers in Manchester Airport’s catchment across the North.
Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic, commented,
We’re thrilled to announce that we have added Jamaica to our portfolio of destinations flying from Manchester, our home in the north, along with increasing frequency to Barbados.
“We are seeing a real demand from our customers in the northwest for luxury holidays in the sun as they are keen to escape on their next adventure after a challenging year. Both Jamaica and Barbados offer the ultimate getaway for those looking to enjoy island life, from hiking incredible waterfalls, surfing at white sand beaches, exploring distinct local caves, to swimming with sea turtles, the tropical island’s offer something for everyone.
“We look forward to welcoming customers heading off on holiday or travelling to visit their loved ones back onboard.”
Home of rhythm and sway, Jamaica boasts luscious rainforest, stunning beaches, and a unique culture. It is a land of activities, breath-taking landscapes, and warm, welcoming locals, making the island a haven of sight and sound. Virgin Atlantic will launch thrice-weekly seasonal winter services from Manchester Airport commencing on 6th November on the airline’s Airbus A330-300 aircraft boasting 31 Upper Class, 48 Premium and 185 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats. Services will go on sale from 18th August 2021 with return Economy flights starting from £428 per person.
Karen Smart, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, said,
“It’s wonderful to see Virgin Atlantic further increase its flying programme from Manchester Airport this winter, making a further commitment to the North. We look forward to supporting Virgin Atlantic with launching these new flights this winter, knowing Jamaica and Barbados are popular destinations for our customers.”
The Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, commented,
We are heartened by Virgin Atlantic’s decision to begin offering a new airlift service between Montego Bay and Manchester, England this November. This thrice-weekly flight will be a great addition to the numerous new and returning flights the island has been welcoming this year, as we continue to recover from the impact of the pandemic. We look forward to warmly welcoming British passengers from Manchester starting this November, to enjoy a truly unforgettable Jamaican experience, in an environment which is safe, seamless and secure.”