Virgin Atlantic Adding 10,000 Seats to Barbados

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Virgin Atlantic is expanding its flights from the United Kingdom to Barbados next year. 

The airline will be adding a new weekly flight from Manchester to Barbados for the whole of the summer of 2020, the company confirmed. 

The new flight is part of a wider expansion for Virgin Atlantic at Manchester Airport. 

The expansion is “the latest phase in our growth strategy at Manchester, our home in the North,” said Juha Jarvinen, EVP Commercial at Virgin Atlantic. 

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The overwater pool at Port Ferdinand in Barbados.

“In September we committed to 30,000 additional seats from Manchester for Winter 2019 and today, we are expanding on that with an extra 43,000 seats to key leisure destinations for Summer 2020, which is a clear sign of our ambition to offer increased choice to our customers travelling from the North West,” Jarvinen said. 

Virgin Atlantic is also adding a new Clubhouse at Manchester Airport in the spring of 2020, the company said.

It will be open to Virgin’s Upper Class and Gold Card members, with amenities including a spa, a full-service bar and a la carte dining. 

— CJ


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