*****UPDATE: Virgin Atlantic has confirmed to Business Traveller that its Nassau flights will be operating every Wednesday and Saturday as follows:
VS107 departing London Heathrow at 0935, arriving into Nassau at 1415, then continuing from Nassau at 1530, arriving into Montego Bay at 1700
The return leg VS108 will depart Montego Bay at 1850, arriving into Nassau at 2025, continuing onwards from Nassau at 2140, arriving into London Heathrow at 1030 the following day.
Please note that tickets go on sale later this week.*****
Virgin Atlantic is set to operate flights from London Heathrow to the Bahamas from November 20.
Readers must note that tickets will not be on sale until August 11. I have tried to find more details for you via the Virgin Atlantic website but, at time of writing, these are not displayed.
What we do know is there will be two flights a week, and that economy class return fares will start from £713.
That fare is not a typo by the way. Caribbean fares can be costly as November is leading into the peak season.
The flights will be operated by a B787-9 aircraft with 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats.
Virgin Atlantic’s COO Juha Jarvinen commented:
“We couldn’t be more excited to add the Bahamas to our ever-expanding portfolio of Caribbean destinations.”
Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Hon. Dionisio D’Aguila, added:
“There is growing demand amongst UK travellers seeking a tropical, Bahamian escape. We look forward to welcoming them to our shores.”
When all is said and done this route is set to be a ‘good earner’ for Virgin Atlantic.
Note that British Airways will shortly be flying daily non-stop between London Heathrow and the Bahamas.