Barbados appears set to become the regional hub for Virgin Atlantic’s Caribbean operations.
Speaking during a Press cortege at Sea Breeze Hotel on Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church, the chief commercial officer said Barbados was one of Virgin’s top three destinations to be reopened after the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the relaunch of New York & Los Angeles.
With the rebuilding of its Barbados network of Virgin flights post-pandemic, they’re now making available 15 flights weekly from the United Kingdom in the winter season, 4 from Manchester & 11 of them from Heathrow.
Citing how Virgin Atlantic evolved over the past two decades, Chief Commercial Officer Juha Jarvinen said “as part of the network plan, Barbados was never questioned. It has always been within the Caribbean strategy“.
As part of their anniversary celebrations, Virgin Atlantic is offering a US$25 discount on economy travel with the airline. Tickets must be booked by October 4 for travel up to the middle of 2024.
Chief Product Development Officer with the BTMI Marsha Alleyne thanked officials of Virgin Atlantic for sticking with Barbados for all this time, noting both the destination and the airline strengthened ties over the decades.