We are delighted to announce that we will be operating two new direct services for UK holiday makers next summer - between Belfast and Orlando and Glasgow and Las Vegas.
The airline is expanding its existing Orlando and Las Vegas services to help meet high demand to two of its flagship leisure destinations for customers based in Northern Ireland and Scotland - and will be the only scheduled airline to fly these routes.
This is the first time Virgin Atlantic has launched a route from Belfast International Airport or operated out of Northern Ireland. A popular seasonal service exists from Glasgow to Orlando but this will be the first time Sir Richard Branson’s airline will fly directly from Scotland to Las Vegas.
Both of these routes will form part of Virgin Atlantic’s Joint Venture with Delta Air Lines, with the US carrier offering the service for sale under the codeshare agreement. Customers will be able to use Delta’s services out of each airport to connect onwards in the US, such as from Orlando to Dallas, Texas and from Las Vegas to Seattle.
A Boeing 747-400 aircraft will operate these seasonal services on a weekly basis, flying on Thursdays. The aircraft flying to both US destinations will be configured with 14 Upper Class seats, 66 Premium Economy seats and 375 seats in Economy.
Belfast to Orlando service
The Belfast to Orlando service will operate in June and July, with the first flight on 25 June 2015. Seats will be on sale on the Virgin Atlantic website from 25 July 2014.
Glasgow to Las Vegas service
The Glasgow to Las Vegas service will operate in September and October 2015, with the first flight on 10 September 2015. Seats will be on sale on the Virgin Atlantic website from mid-October 2014.