Virgin Atlantic has announced two exciting new flights from London Heathrow starting next year, offering those flying from the British airport an opportunity to explore the world’s most beautiful beaches in the Turks & Caicos and the finest snorkelling and scuba diving in the Maldives.

New Flights to the Maldives

The three-times-weekly winter flights to the Maldives will be available to purchase from 30th November 2022, with the first taking off on 22nd October 2023.

Arguably one of the most idyllic holiday destinations, the Maldives offers travellers crystal white sands, sheltered lagoons, luxurious relaxation and adventure.

boardwalk leading to hut in the maldives
Flights to the Maldives will be available to purchase from 30th November 2022 | © Romaneau on Pixabay

Virgin Atlantic Holidays, a sister company of Virgin Atlantic, already offer packages to the island. Still, with this announcement, that is due to increase with more packages on sale from 18th November 2022.

Travellers to the islands can experience world-class diving, surfing, fishing, and kayaking, and with over 1,000 coral islands to enjoy, there’s no shortage of things to see or do.

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commerical Officer at Virgin Atlantic, says, “The Maldives has always been a trendy destination for Virgin Atlantic Holidays customers, which is why we couldn’t wait to give them the opportunity to travel to the idyllic location in style onboard Virgin Atlantic aircraft.”

New Flights to Turks & Caicos

Virgin Atlantic also announced a new twice-weekly service to the Turks & Caicos, which will run year-round.

Tickets will be available from 11th January 2023, with the first flight taking off on 15th November 2023.

The stunning islands of the Turks & Caicos offer visitors some of the most pristine white sand beaches, surrounded by the world’s most transparent turquoise waters.

Plus, with an expansive barrier reef, home to vibrant coral, dolphins, turtles, stingrays and more, the islands make for a breath-taking playground for snorkelling and diving.

beach on turks and caicos
Virgin Atlantic also announced a new twice-weekly service to the Turks & Caicos. | © kelly8843496 on Pixabay

The addition of flights to the Turks & Caicos is the latest in the Virgin Atlantic Caribbean portfolio, offering flights to destinations such as the Bahamas and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Soon to be announced, and highly anticipated, is a return of the St Lucia flight path.

On this new flight path, Mr Jarvinen added, “We’re delighted to begin flying to the Turks & Caicos islands as we continue to grow our Caribbean portfolio, offering more choice for our customers to explore these beautiful islands and enjoy some winter sun. ”

Additional information to be released shortly

Both routes will be operated on the airline’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft boasting 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats. Flight prices will be announced at a later date.

Mr Jarvinen is excited about the increased choice for the Virgin Atlantic customer base, commenting,

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to add these two exotic new routes to our flying portfolio. Nothing sets our hearts soaring like a new destination to explore, so, with two about join our network, there’s only really one question. Where to first?”

Will you be looking to travel on this new route? Let us know in the comments!

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