Virgin Atlantic has quietly dropped flights from Manchester to Las Vegas.
We ran an article yesterday on the Virgin Atlantic Summer 2021 schedule which can read here.
What was noticeable by its absence was the new Manchester to Delhi service. Due to launch on 26th October, it has now been quietly shelved. This was the same fate as the proposed London to Sao Paulo service.
Eagle-eyed readers spotted another missing destination.
It appears that Virgin Atlantic is dropping Manchester to Las Vegas. It doesn’t appear on the Summer 2021 schedule.
(Manchester to Boston also doesn’t appear, but that is because Delta is taking over this route. The first flight was meant to be next week but that clearly isn’t happening at the moment.)
To be honest I would be surprised if Las Vegas did not reappear, as long as Virgin Atlantic retains enough aircraft to run it. The collapse of Thomas Cook left Virgin Atlantic with a substantially improved position at Manchester. Add in the benefits of the new pier, including a Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge, which is due to open this year and you would expect Virgin Atlantic to have a good future at the airport. Restricting itself to just five routes (Atlanta, Barbados, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Orlando) seems odd.
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