Virgin Atlantic has revealed plans for 43,000 extra seats to leisure destinations from Manchester airport for summer 2020.

Additional flights to Orlando, Barbados and Las Vegas will increase capacity 11%

Theses are the first new routes in its touted expansion from Manchester – which it hopes to make a hub.


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Flights to Barbados from Manchester will increase from two times a week to three times a week for the whole summer season, offering an additional 10,000 seats

There will be two extra weekly flights to Las Vegas from Manchester for the peak season; an extra 10,000 seats.

Flights from Manchester to Orlando will increase by up to two extra weekly flights, offering up to 14 flights a week in the peak summer season and 23,000 extra seats

Virgin Atlantic is also announcing two extra flights a week from Gatwick to Orlando, offering up to 18 flights a week in the peak summer season.

All flights go on sale on November 9.

Juha Jarvinen, EVP commercial at Virgin Atlantic, said: “Today’s announcement outlines the latest phase in our growth strategy at Manchester, our home in the north. 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.

“With a greater number of flights to some of our most popular destinations, alongside a brand new iconic Clubhouse scheduled to open next Spring, we’re confident our customers will be delighted by the Virgin Atlantic experience in Manchester.”

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