Saturday, August 13, 2022

Saint Lucia Hails Return Of Virgin Atlantic

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Press Release:–  The Hewanorra International Airport came alive as officials rolled out the red carpet, eagerly anticipating the return and arrival of Virgin Atlantic out of London Heathrow to Saint Lucia.

The airline made its ceremonial call back to the aisles of paradise on Sunday, December 19, 2021, with VS221 Lady Love, an Airbus A330-300 from Virgin Atlantics unique fleet of aircraft.

Present at the ceremony were officials from the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority
(SLASPA) and other industry partners, namely; Ministry of Tourism, Saint Lucia Tourism
Authority (SLTA), and the St. Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA).

The flight’s arrival to Saint Lucia followed a decision to discontinue flights from Saint
Lucia in June of 2020.

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Twenty-one months later, the island remains even more enthused to serve its partners of the Virgin Atlantic. Minister for Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information, Dr. Ernest Hillaire, spoke on behalf of the Government and people of Saint Lucia.

He described this recommencement as a step forward in realizing the objectives of the tourism industry; he further expressed this move as an opportunity to develop a stronger relationship with the airline by ensuring the island continues to deliver a stellar service to passengers and crew.

Senior Manager of Business Development and Corporate Communications at SLASPA, Gasper George, called the day a momentous one for the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports
Authority (SLASPA). According to him, “not only has the island seen the return of the

Virgin Atlantic to the airport’s parking apron, but also, the Hewanorra International
Airport has marked the airport’s record numbers since the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The new service will operate three times a week on the A330-300 aircraft.

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  1. Can we get the details of the deal with Virgin Atlantic , Please. Virgin Atlantic will show up regardless three times a week and will get paid. Is it a chattered flight the government of SLU negotiated and will pay the difference if and when the flight is not Full – Asking for a friend.

    SLU Tax Payers please ask the question – it is your business to know.

  2. You think Delta Airlines was playing with Allen Chastanet…….. As a 49% shareholder they knew Allen Chastanet was giving AA all the benefits so Delta and VA pull the plug on him……

  3. Welcome the Omicron variant to St.Lucia. Hope you enjoy your stay. Don’t do too much damage.

  4. a long-time fan of Virgin Atlantic – I like the staff and I like the feeling that I get every time I fly with the airline – and I’ve always considered its Upper Class cabin to be among the best in the sky.

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