Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4003 times:
I forgot to add this in my above post. Do you think they will ever again in the near future serve shorthaul routes with their own aircraft? Their website lists a few cities in Europe served by partners, but none of their own except LHR and LGW, which purely do longhaul for Virgin. It seems that the possibilities for connections to further destinations with the airline are limited. Maybe I'm wrong, but it looks like you either go to London or are coming from it with them.
Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4000 times:
The ATH route was dropped at the end of 2001 summer season. Virgin Sun (who operated A320/321s) had been sold off and it didn't make economic sense to have a shorthaul fleet of one aircraft.
No current plans for any shorthaul routes...they are far too well served by BA/BMI and the low cost carriers in the UK. Most of the traffic is point to point but there's nothing to stop you flying on from LHR on another carrier of course!
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2937 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3926 times:
Virgin places its own codes on MH1/2, MH3/4 between LHR and KUL as VS501/502, VS503/504. From KUL onwards, VS flight numbers also appear on flights to Melbourne and Sydney.
When the code-share first began in the early 1990s, Virgin flight attendants also flew on board MAS flights serving passengers alongside MAS. The code-share with MAS is due to end soon and there are signs that it won't be renewed - esp. since SIA bought a stake in VS.