Press Release:- Today, Virgin Atlantic touched down in St Lucia celebrating its new service from London Heathrow.
The new service is operating three times a week, on the airline’s A330-300 aircraft boasting 31 Upper Class, 48 Premium and 185 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats. Flights start from £462 per person.
For those customers looking to treat themselves, Upper Class offers fully flat beds and an onboard bar to enjoy dinner and drinks with friends or networking with colleagues.
The new services to London Heathrow airport will provide travellers from St Lucia with a direct link to the UK’s iconic capital city, alongside seamless connections onto Virgin Atlantic network via London Heathrow. The new route complements Virgin Atlantic’s recently launched Bahamas to Heathrow service, as well as St Vincent and the Grenadines to London Heathrow.
Hannah Swift, Country Manager, Caribbean at Virgin Atlantic commented: “We couldn’t be more excited to launch our flight from St Lucia to London Heathrow with our new thrice weekly service, as we continue to expand our services from the Caribbean to the UK.
“We’re currently flying to the UK from Barbados, Bahamas, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Antigua and Grenada and expect to restart Tobago and Havana, Cuba in the upcoming months.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome customers onboard as they fly off on holiday or travel to visit loved ones.”
Minister for Tourism, Hon. Dr Ernest Hilaire said: “It was a thrill to see the red and white livery of Virgin flying in once again. We want to thank Virgin Atlantic for their commitment to Saint Lucia and the region and look forward to welcoming new and returning passengers over the winter season.”
Virgin Atlantic continues to ensure that customers have peace of mind at the airport and when taking to the skies, following its implementation of comprehensive health and safety measures.
These include enhanced and thorough cleaning practices at check in, boarding gates and onboard including the use of electrostatic spraying of high-grade disinfectant in all cabins and lavatories before every flight, ensuring no surface is left untouched.
Safe distancing is also adhered to wherever possible, and mask wearing is required throughout the journey. All customers are provided with a personal Health Pack for their health and safety, which contain medical grade face masks to be worn onboard, surface wipes and hand gel.