Where does Virgin Atlantic fly? I thought I would do a quick run-down today of the current route network as we have seen various changes over the last year or so.
Where does Virgin Atlantic fly from London?
Here are the current Virgin Atlantic long-haul routes from London (correct as of October 2019):
USA: Atlanta (Heathrow), Boston (Heathrow), Las Vegas (Heathrow), Los Angeles (Heathrow), Miami (Heathrow), New York (Heathrow), Orlando (Gatwick), San Francisco (Heathrow), Seattle (Heathrow), Washington (Heathrow)
Caribbean: Antigua (Gatwick), Barbados (Heathrow and Gatwick), Grenada (Gatwick), Havana (Gatwick, moving to Heathrow in June 2020), Montego Bay (Gatwick), St Lucia (Gatwick, ending in June 2020), Tobago (Gatwick)
Africa, India and Middle East: Johannesburg (Heathrow), Lagos (Heathrow), Tel Aviv (Heathrow), Mumbai (Heathrow), Delhi (Heathrow)
Asia: Hong Kong (Heathrow), Shanghai (Heathrow)
Coming in 2020: Sao Paulo (Heathrow), New York (Gatwick)
Where does Virgin Atlantic fly from Manchester?
From Manchester, Virgin flies to:
- New York
- Boston (switching to Delta in May 2020)
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
Some of these are seasonal.
Where else does Virgin Atlantic fly?
From Glasgow, Virgin flies to Orlando (Summer only)
From Belfast, Virgin flies to Orlando (Summer only)
Missing from that list are numerous axed destinations – Sydney, Dubai, Mumbai, Cancun, Vancouver, Cape Town, Tokyo, Varadero, Detroit (moved to Delta). Go back further and you can add Accra, Athens, Mauritius, Nairobi, Nassau, Port Harcourt and Toronto.
Virgin also has a close partnership with Delta Air Lines, its 49% shareholder. This adds Detroit, Minneapolis, Portland, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia to the ex-Heathrow options. It also flies from Edinburgh and Glasgow to New York, and Edinburgh to Boston (Summer only).
If you’re tempted to give Virgin Atlantic a try in Upper Class, this is my review of the Virgin Clubhouse lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 (Anika’s more recent review is here) and this is my review of Upper Class on a Boeing 787.
Here is our first look at the brand new Upper Class Suite which will be rolling out on the new A350 aircraft later this year.
The Virgin Atlantic website is here if you want to find out more about any of these routes.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):
You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
(Want to earn more Virgin Points? Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)