Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1702 times:
I'm trying to book my mom on a flight from NYC to Athens. VS seems to offer the lowest fare from JFK, but the connecting flight to Athens will be operated by BA. I asked the salesman about the connection and why I couldn't take VS directly to Athens and he said that they cancelled the route. When did VS pull out of Athens and why? I read on here before about them selling a LHR-ATH frequency to BA, but I thought they had others? Are they planning on going back in? Aside from the no-frills carrier, does Virgin offer any other flights to Continental Europe? Thanks!
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4049 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1521 times:
VS pulled the route last year 'cos it wasn't making enough money to justify keeping one A321 in the fleet (crews/maintainence etc.) after the Virgin Sun operation was sold off and the other A320/A321's were grounded.
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