Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
User avatar
janders
Moderator
Topic Author
Posts: 1329
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:27 pm

Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:27 am

Welcome to the Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion thread - 2022 edition. Please continue to post your news and discussions below.

Link to the now locked 2021 edition:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1456135
 
DTWLAX
Posts: 1252
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:19 pm

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:35 pm

Is VS allowed to carry passengers from India to the US? India has travel bubble agreements with various countries for carrying passengers between the two countries but not clear if connections to the US are allowed.
KL and AF are allowed to carry passengers to the US if they have a DL codeshare, but not sure if VS can do it.
Anybody knows if VS can do the same?
 
by738
Posts: 3262
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2000 7:59 am

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:37 pm

Wonder how VS will fair financially in 2022…
 
User avatar
mercure1
Posts: 5522
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:13 am

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:19 pm

by738 wrote:
Wonder how VS will fair financially in 2022…


Considering they just had £400m injected in them to shore up finances for the winter, pretty likely they expect large losses. Even a strong summer 2022, unlikely to wipe away the mounting red ink incurred now during the winter.
 
User avatar
LAXintl
Posts: 26097
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:51 pm

VS will codeshare with LATAM between LHR and GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.

https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb ... lines.html
 
dcajet
Posts: 5343
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:31 am

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:51 am

LAXintl wrote:
VS will codeshare with LATAM between LHR and GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.

https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb ... lines.html


Small correction: the 12 other markets are in Brazil as well, the agreement does not cover any other markets in South America other than Brazil.

Image
 
User avatar
Aisak
Posts: 963
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:56 pm

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:01 am

Makes some sense to promote agreements among “Delta partners”
Which lounge do LatAm passengers use at LHR-T3 since they dropped oneworld? Because this makes the perfect opportunity sign an agreement for ClubHouse access
 
dcajet
Posts: 5343
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:31 am

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:31 pm

Aisak wrote:
Makes some sense to promote agreements among “Delta partners”
Which lounge do LatAm passengers use at LHR-T3 since they dropped oneworld? Because this makes the perfect opportunity sign an agreement for ClubHouse access


Unless it has changed over the past few weeks, LATAM clients continue to use the BA T3 lounge. And they continue to use Iberia's lounges at Madrid.
 
User avatar
LAXintl
Posts: 26097
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:46 pm

dcajet wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
VS will codeshare with LATAM between LHR and GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.

https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb ... lines.html


Small correction: the 12 other markets are in Brazil as well, the agreement does not cover any other markets in South America other than Brazil.


:confused:

Thats what I said. GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.
 
jbs2886
Posts: 4020
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:07 pm

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:39 am

LAXintl wrote:
dcajet wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
VS will codeshare with LATAM between LHR and GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.

https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb ... lines.html


Small correction: the 12 other markets are in Brazil as well, the agreement does not cover any other markets in South America other than Brazil.


:confused:

Thats what I said. GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.


He interpreted ”beyond Brazil markets” as not in Brazil bc they are beyond (a reasonable interpretation).
 
dcajet
Posts: 5343
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:31 am

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:09 am

LAXintl wrote:
dcajet wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
VS will codeshare with LATAM between LHR and GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.

https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb ... lines.html


Small correction: the 12 other markets are in Brazil as well, the agreement does not cover any other markets in South America other than Brazil.


:confused:

Thats what I said. GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.


Did not mean to offend you. I interpreted "12 beyond Brazil markets" as literally beyond Brazil. Perhaps a Sao Paulo in between beyond and Brazil would have helped (as in "12 beyond Sao Paulo Brazil markets").
 
by738
Posts: 3262
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2000 7:59 am

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:12 am

LAXintl wrote:
VS will codeshare with LATAM between LHR and GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.

https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb ... lines.html

Better than VS trying to launch basket-case South American routes of their own…
 
by738
Posts: 3262
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2000 7:59 am

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:51 pm

…speaking of ambitious route launches, looks like BGI-EDI schedule has been curtailed and to stop in a few weeks. Will be interesting to see if they reattempt next winter in better weather. Still think premium heavy A330 too much for that sort of regional route
 
mrbonfire
Posts: 97
Joined: Wed May 10, 2017 8:59 pm

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Apr 06, 2022 1:11 pm

by738 wrote:
Wonder how VS will fair financially in 2022…


They reckon they will be back in profit by 2023. This year will be a 'transition year' where losses will be 'narrowed significantly.'

Demand is strong and they have removed over £300m of costs since September 2020 after their capital injection.

Source: https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/vir ... -covid-hit
 
richcandy
Posts: 770
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2001 4:49 pm

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:22 am

This might of been talked about before, if so please forgive me.

on 24th Apr Virgin operated VS615 MAN to CPT. Was this a charter? If so do we know who for and is there a return scheduled?

Thanks

Alex
 
TC957
Posts: 4348
Joined: Wed May 23, 2012 1:12 pm

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:45 pm

Latest A350 G-VLIB arrived at LHR today on delivery from TLS.
 
Breathe
Posts: 980
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:06 pm

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Fri May 20, 2022 1:16 pm

Virgin Atlantic axes plans for Edinburgh-Barbados winter service

https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/vir ... er-service


Virgin Atlantic has dropped its plans to operate a winter 2022-23 service from Edinburgh to Bridgetown in Barbados.

A spokesperson for the airline said: “As we emerge from the pandemic, we’ve had to make careful decisions about our network, continually reviewing flying and holiday schedules.

“Unfortunately, we have had to take the difficult decision to suspend plans to operate Edinburgh-Barbados services this winter, with customers being contacted from this weekend to inform them of the cancellations and their options.

“We’re very sorry for disrupting customers’ plans, however, we know Barbados is a firm winter-sun favourite and we will continue to operate services from Heathrow and Manchester.”

Affected customers will automatically be booked on to a Manchester service, “with all reasonable transport costs to and from Manchester reimbursed”.

If this re-routing is not suitable, affected customers can choose a voucher or a full refund. Those who booked via a third party such as a travel agent are advised to contact them directly for their options.

The spokesperson added: “We’ll continue to evaluate new routes for our Edinburgh gateway and remain fully committed to serving our Scottish customers, in close cooperation with our partners at Edinburgh airport.

“For our customers who love travelling to Barbados, regular services will continue to the Caribbean island from Manchester and London Heathrow this winter.”

A winter service from Edinburgh to Barbados was announced on August 11, 2021, and operated from December 5, 2021, to February 22, 2022.

The services had been due to commence again on December 12, 2022.

Barbados services will operate five times a week this winter from Manchester and up to twice a day from Heathrow.

Virgin Atlantic started twice-weekly services from Edinburgh to Orlando in Florida on March 30.

Cheryl Carter, UK and Ireland director at Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI), commented: “BTMI are aware of Virgin Atlantic’s decision and understand its position.”

The tourist board said in an update: “Virgin Atlantic continues to be an important partner to BTMI, the UK travel industry and for tourism to Barbados.

“Visitors to Barbados from Scotland and northern England have numerous options when flying to Bridgetown.

“Aer Lingus and Virgin Atlantic fly direct to Barbados from Manchester throughout the winter.

“Aer Lingus have just announced the renewal of their winter 2022-23 Manchester service after a successful inaugural year in 2021-22.

“British Airways connect seamlessly from multiple Scottish airports via London Heathrow to Barbados with up to three flights a day in peak season, including a Gatwick service in the winter.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos