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Florida golf holidays back on as Virgin confirms return of Orlando flights

6.14pm 21st October 2021 - Travel

Golf holidays and business trips to the popular golfing region of Central Florida are set to return next month after Virgin Atlantic confirmed that it will be resuming its schedule of flights to Orlando from Heathrow and Manchester on November 8. 

The airline will also restart it services between Heathrow and Las Vegas, while Manchester will regain its New York service.

Virgin’s services to Orlando will depart daily from both Heathrow and Manchester. 

The 2022 PGA Merchandise Show is scheduled to be held in in Orlando from January 25-28.

A company spokesperson said: “Orlando is currently the most booked across Virgin Atlantic’s global portfolio, reaffirming the pent-up demand for people to enjoy Florida’s top destination.”

To meet increased demand, the airline will deploy its newest, largest aircraft, the Airbus A350-100 (pictured above), from November 8th-14th on the Heathrow-Orlando route.  

Las Vegas flights will operate daily from Heathrow on the airline’s Boeing 787-900, with daily services from Manchester to New York resuming on an Airbus A330.  

Juha Jarvinen, Virgin Atlantic chief commercial officer, said: “Our customers are ready to begin their US adventures, whether it’s to enjoy the magic of Orlando or to party the night away in Las Vegas, therefore it’s only right that we offer them the opportunity to fly as soon as we can. 

“I’m delighted that our Orlando and Las Vegas services will begin on Novembe 8r, the same day transatlantic travel reopens. We can’t wait to transport customers to our favourite destinations in the US safely once more.”  

Virgin Atlantic offers unlimited free date and flight changes for new bookings. Rebooking has been extended for all customers until April 30, 2023.

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