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Virgin adds Seattle and extends US offering

[ February 28, 2017   //   ]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is launching a new daily service from London Heathrow to Seattle and is adding extra flights from Manchester to the US. Seattle joins the airline’s network on 26 March and, says senior vice president, cargo, John Lloyd, is in the top 15 US import/export markets with the UK.

In Manchester Virgin starts direct Francisco operations three times a week from 28 March and a day later a new twice-weekly service to Boston. At the end of May, these new routes will be joined by the start of daily Manchester-New York JFK flights. April will also see the launch of a new weekly service from London Gatwick to Varadero in Cuba.

John Lloyd adds: “2016 was a challenging year for everyone so we are very encouraged by the growth in our volumes from the UK to the US, which were boosted by particularly strong increases on our routes to Atlanta, Miami, New York JFK and San Francisco. With the launch of Seattle and our commitment to customers in the North of England we are optimistic of further growth in 2017.”