Virgin announces new flight from Manchester to Jamaica

Virgin Atlantic A330 (Image: VA)
Virgin Atlantic A330 (Image: VA)

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has announced it is launching a new service from Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) to Montego Bay, Jamaica later this year.

The three-times-per-week service will begin on the 6th November 2021 with tickets going on sale from the 16th August.

Virgin Atlantic has recently resumed its Barbados service from Manchester after the Coronavirus pandemic saw it ground all services from the northern gateway.

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic said: “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.”

Karen Smart, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, added: “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.”

Prices for the new Montego Bay service start at £428 return per person.

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