Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
7:00 AM 20th August 2021

Jammin’ in Jamaica: New Virgin Manchester Service To Montego Bay

Virgin Atlantic has announced new flying from Manchester Airport to Montego Bay in Jamaica. It 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, will re-commence 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 northern consumers looking to sunnier climes.

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin
Atlantic, said: “We are seeing a real demand from customers for luxury holidays in the sun as they remain 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, and exploring distinct local caves, through to swimming with sea turtles. The tropical islands offer something for everyone.”

Virgin Atlantic will launch three-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 are now on sale with return Economy flights starting from £428 per person.

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.

"This three times a week 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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