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Connecting Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Manchester

Introducing our new domestic routes

We're proud to announce from 31st March 2013, we'll be flying direct from London to Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Manchester.  Our new domestic flights will also connect you smoothly with our 30 worldwide destinations at Heathrow and Gatwick.

Flights from Scotland and Manchester available to book online now.

Routemap of short haul and connecting flights
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Bringing the rest of the world closer.

Our new routes are perfect for trips into London, but we'll also connect you to the world.   From Aberdeen to Australia, Manchester to Mumbai, or Edinburgh to the East Coast - the options are seamless.

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How's this for service?

We'll connect you in no time:

  • to/from Edinburgh in 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • to/from Aberdeen in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • from Manchester to London in 1 hour and back in just 80 minutes.
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We’ll be offering 9 daily services to and from Scotland and 3 return flights, between Manchester and London.

As well as having great competitive schedules, we'll be offering you competitive fares too.

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Still spoiling you rotten.

If you're a Flying Club Gold card member, or you're connecting onto Upper Class flights, you'll have access to airport lounges at departure airports, as well as access to limo transfer services.


Airport information:

Terminal 1:

All short haul flights will be arriving/departing from Heathrow Terminal 1.

Our dedicated Check In desk will be located at Zone A and our flights will depart from Gate 8.

Bus transfer to Terminal 3:

Passengers connecting to Virgin Atlantic flights from Heathrow, will be offered a direct airside bus transfer to Terminal 3.   You'll also avoid airport security at Terminal 3, making your journey as smooth and simple as possible.

Priority boarding:

If you're travelling in Upper Class or Premium Economy classes, or if you're a Flying Club Gold member, you'll still be able to take advantage of Priority Check in and Priority Boarding, at all locations.

Shared lounges:

We've also secured shared lounges at all short haul destinations:

  • MAN - Manchester Airport Authority Lounge.
  • EDI - Servisair Lounge.
  • ABZ - Servisair Lounge.

Breakfast service:

We'll be providing you with the best in British food and snacks onboard your short haul flight.

Flights departing before 9am:

  • Delicious bacon rolls.
  • Hot tea, coffee and juice.

Flights departing after 9am:

  • A selection of tasty cookies or Tyrell's crisps .
  • Full bar service.
  • Hot tea and coffee.
  • Irn Bru (on Aberdeen and Edinburgh flights only).

Baggage information:

The checked in baggage allowances for domestic passengers is 1 bag, weighing up to 23kg.

If you're connecting with Virgin Atlantic's long-haul flights, you'll enjoy the same baggage allowances, as the long-haul route you're flying on.  More information on our checked in baggage allowances.

Our hand baggage allowances remain the same as our long haul allowances.  If you're connecting with Upper Class, you'll have the higher Upper Class cabin allowance on your domestic flight too.

Connecting flights:

If you're connecting to an international flight and have booked both parts of your journey on one ticket, your checked in luggage will be automatically taken to your international flight.

If you've booked your journey as two separate bookings, please inform our agent when checking in, that your bags will need to be taken to your international flight.

Aircraft information:

Our new short short haul service will be operated by an Airbus A320, which will be leased from Aer Lingus.  We will be flying in Virgin Atlantic livery, with our onboard product and services in keeping with what our passengers have come to expect on our long haul routes.


Our domestic flying schedule:

Flights to and from Edinburgh

Flight no:
Departure airport: Departure time: Arrival airport: Arrival time:

VS3001 LHR 06:45 EDI 08:15
VS3002 EDI 09:05 LHR 10:35
VS3003 LHR 09:10 EDI 10:40
VS3004 EDI 11:20 LHR 12:50
VS3005 LHR 11:20 EDI 12:50
VS3006 EDI 13:35 LHR 15:05
VS3007 LHR 15:15 EDI 16:45
VS3008 EDI 17:35 LHR 19:05
VS3009 LHR 16:25 EDI 17:55
VS3010 EDI 18:45 LHR 20:15
VS3011 LHR 19:50 EDI 21:20
VS3012 EDI 06:40 LHR 08:10

Flights to and from Aberdeen

Flight no:
Departure airport: Departure time: Arrival airport: Arrival time:

VS3021 LHR 09:30 ABZ 11:10
VS3022 ABZ 11:55 LHR 13:35
VS3023 LHR 15:30 ABZ 17:00
VS3024 ABZ 17:35 LHR 19:15
VS3025 LHR 20:15 ABZ 21:55
VS3026 ABZ 06:35 LHR 08:15

Flights to and from Manchester

Flight no:
Departure airport: Departure time: Arrival airport: Arrival time:

VS3041 LHR 09:20 MAN 10:20
VS3042 MAN 12:20 LHR 13:30
VS3043 LHR 16:10 MAN 17:10
VS3044 MAN 17:50 LHR 19:00
VS3045 LHR 20:10 MAN 21:10
VS3046 MAN 06:50 LHR 08:00
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Children must be aged 2-11 on the date of their flight.


Infants don't get their own seat on the plane - they'll need the comfort of your lap.

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