Yesterday saw Virgin Atlantic announce the resumption of flights between Manchester and Las Vegas, due to take place in 2024.
Tickets for the flights will go on sale this July, with the airline aiming to resume services on June 2, 2024, on a thrice-weekly basis.
It is also understood that the Airbus A350-1000 will be utilized for this route return.
Manchester Airport & Virgin Atlantic are Both Happy about Las Vegas Return…
Commenting on the return to Las Vegas from Manchester was the airport’s Managing Director, Chris Woodroofe:
“It’s hugely exciting to see the return of Virgin Atlantic’s direct service to Las Vegas, which has always been one of our most popular long-haul routes.
“As the UK’s Global Gateway in the North, it’s great to work with airline partners like Virgin Atlantic to connect the region directly to as many destinations around the globe as possible.
“I am sure this service will be really popular with passengers, and we look forward to continuing our work with Virgin Atlantic to further grow its route network from its Northern home in Manchester in the years to come.”
Adding to this was Juha Jarvinen, the Chief Commercial Officer of Virgin Atlantic:
“We’re thrilled to announce that we have re-introduced Las Vegas to our portfolio of destinations flying from Manchester, our home in the north.
“This new service will not only complement our existing flying to New York, Orlando, Atlanta, and Barbados from Manchester but will be the only US West Coast flight available from the northwest, offering customers the opportunity to fly direct.”
“We can’t wait to welcome customers onboard our newest aircraft offering them an incredible travel experience delivered by our wonderful people.”
It remains clear that this route will be welcomed with warm arms, especially as Manchester Airport continues to develop via the Transformation Programme.
As for Las Vegas, this used to be a very popular route with Virgin Atlantic, so it will be interesting to see how it gets on operationally in 2024.
But for now, all eyes are on the airline to see if operations out of the Northern-based airport will be strengthened.