Virgin Atlantic joining Skyteam – what “new routes” can you envisage?

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  • cwoodward
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    Thailand is a very competitive route and although there are high volumes of traffic most of it is low yielding tourist based.
    Virgin are years too late to enter a market already well covered by some of the worlds best and able airlines.
    If their Delta masters allowed it (which they probably will not) a return to their popular Hong Kong route would serve them much better.


    sparkyflier
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    What did I say on the 6th of Feb re what VS might do with a new slot…?

    Now we know..

    Emirates leases London Heathrow slot from Virgin Atlantic

    So are doing nothing with it and are just giving it away.


    cwoodward
    Participant

    How long until the Virgin Atlantic brand disappears ?


    laviation
    Participant

    MU look to be launching PVG-MAN from June, which is a Virgin “hub”.

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    Auto Alpha
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    VS will start a 2nd daily BOM service soon I guess.
    In the yet to be signed India-UK FTA, both VS and BA have been granted additional flying right to fly to BOM and DEL.


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    Although it’s not a “new” route VS will increase its London-Los Angeles frequency from two to three daily flights this summer.

    This third flight will replace Delta’s non-stop service.

    The change is effective in the early part of May.

    New schedules are already displayed on both carriers’ websites.

    Delta’s London-Los Angeles service has not lasted long. It was launched in summer 2023.

    However Delta will be increasing London-Atlanta from two to three daily flights in summer 2024.


    sparkyflier
    Participant

    What a pity DL are stopping their own LAX route to/from LHR. Their A330neo would have been a competitive offering for me but of course have to allocate capacity in accordance with VS.

    Does this mean VS are pulling out of Atlanta on their own metal?


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    sparkyflier – According to the VS website one VS flight is displayed for summer 2024.

    Delta is shown as having three daily LHR-ATL flights.


    sparkyflier
    Participant

    Virgin Atlantic and Kenya Airways launch codeshare partnership

    What took them so long I do not know but good news for both airlines and passengers in both nations.

    I seem to recall KQ had become twice daily into LHR but not sure if they kept those slots beyond the northern Winter months?

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    sparkyflier
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    Just a heads up as it seems the newish Dubai route will be upgraded in the Winter 24/25 timetable to A330 up from 787-9. The Neo will operate on 6 flights per week with the older -300 on the other one.

    Both of these are an upgrade IMO but especially the Neo in all classes.


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    *Virgin Atlantic to code share with Saudia*

    Not yet announced (19:30 hrs on Sunday) by Virgin Atlantic but the plan is to for the code share to start on June 5, 2024.

    So it will see Virgin Atlantic introducing Saudi to its network although the flights will be operated by Saudia.

    The three routes are:

    London and Manchester to Jeddah plus London to Riyadh.

    Note that, at time of writing, both Jeddah and Riyadh are displayed on Virginatlantic.com with no schedules yet posted.

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    AndrewinHK
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    Virgin & Saudia….. you would struggle to find carriers further apart in terms of values.

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