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Virgin's New Service from Manchester to Montego Bay


August 18, 2021

Kevan James


- New seasonal winter service flying three times a week from Manchester Airport to Montego Bay launching on 6th November

- On sale from 18th August 2021 with return Economy flights starting from £428 per person

- Over 65% increase in Barbados flying with five weekly flights from Manchester

Image - Virgin Atlantic Airways


Virgin Atlantic has announced a new service from Manchester to Montego Bay in Jamaica. The airline will also be increasing frequency from Manchester to Barbados.


The airline resumed flying from Manchester on 7th August with flights to Barbados, and as travel restrictions around the world begin to relax, is looking forward to restarting services to Orlando, Atlanta, New York and Islamabad over the coming months.


The new Caribbean services to Montego Bay and Barbados aim to respond to the pent-up demand from consumers based in the northwest looking to head off on a relaxing holiday to a sunny destination.


Image - Reg Hufton-Crow / MAG



Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic, commented, “We’re thrilled to announce that we have added Jamaica to our portfolio of destinations flying from Manchester, our home in the north, along with increasing frequency to Barbados.


“We are seeing a real demand from our customers in the northwest for luxury holidays in the sun as they are keen to escape on their next adventure after a challenging year. Both Jamaica and Barbados offer the ultimate getaway for those looking to enjoy island life, from hiking, incredible waterfalls, surfing at white sand beaches, exploring distinct local caves, to swimming with sea turtles, the tropical island’s offer something for everyone.


“We look forward to welcoming customers heading off on holiday or travelling to visit their loved ones back onboard.”


Home of rhythm and sway, Jamaica boasts luscious rainforest, stunning beaches, and a unique culture. It is a land of activities, breath-taking landscapes, and warm, welcoming locals, making the island a haven of sight and sound.


Image - Reg Hufton-Crow / MAG



Virgin Atlantic will launch thrice-weekly seasonal winter services from Manchester Airport commencing on 6th November on the airline’s Airbus A330-300 aircraft boasting 31 Upper Class, 48 Premium and 185 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats. Services will go on sale from 18th August 2021 with return Economy flights starting from £428 per person.


Karen Smart, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, said, “It’s wonderful to see Virgin Atlantic further increase its flying programme from Manchester Airport this winter, making a further commitment to the North. We look forward to supporting Virgin Atlantic with launching these new flights this winter, knowing Jamaica and Barbados are popular destinations for our customers.”


The Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, commented, “We are heartened by Virgin Atlantic’s decision to begin offering a new airlift service between Montego Bay and Manchester, England this November. This thrice-weekly flight will be a great addition to the numerous new and returning flights the island has been welcoming this year, as we continue to recover from the impact of the pandemic. We look forward to warmly welcoming British passengers from Manchester starting this November, to enjoy a truly unforgettable Jamaican experience, in an environment which is safe, seamless and secure”.





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