Virgin Atlantic has announced a new direct route from London Heathrow to Tampa, launching on 3rd November 2022.
The new year-round Florida service will supplement the airline’s up to four daily flights to Orlando and twice daily flights to Miami. It will begin flying four times a week and increase to daily service on 28th November. Following the airline’s May 2022 introduction of direct flights between London and Austin, Texas, this most recent addition was made.
The Gulf Coast vacation cities of St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Clearwater are all easily accessible from Tampa. The third-largest city in Florida is renowned for its history and culture as well as for being the base of the legendary ice hockey team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Super Bowl champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Additionally within fairly short driving distance are the theme parks at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and Busch Gardens. Virgin Atlantic Holidays will be expanding its selection of hotels and fly-drive vacations around the region.
Virgin Atlantic’s Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted to continue our expansion in the US with this new daily service to Tampa, Florida offering even more choice for customers on both sides of the Atlantic to connect between the US and the UK.
“Florida is very much a firm favourite for our customers ever since our first flight to Miami back in 1986. With the popular theme parks and the stunning beaches of St Pete and Clearwater within easy reach, we know it’s an area our customers will love to explore.”
“The region has a booming economy with high profile businesses moving to the area and many budding entrepreneurs registering start ups in the city. We very much look forward to forging new relationships within the Tampa Bay community and cannot wait to welcome customers, both existing and new onboard, flying them safely to explore this exciting region.”
Flights go on sale on July 13, 2022, on Wednesday.
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