Virgin Atlantic to increase Cancun frequency

24 Sep 2012 by BusinessTraveller

Virgin Atlantic is to increase the frequency of its Gatwick-Cancun route from April next year.

The carrier launched flights to the Mexican city this summer (see online news July 9), and will increase its service from two to three flights per week from April 4, 2013.

Edmond Rose, Virgin’s director of commercial and revenue planning, said that the route had been “one of our most successful launches ever”, with load factors of over 85 per cent and over 75,000 passengers expected on the route in the first year.

Virgin flies to Cancun from Gatwick’s South Terminal, using a B747 aircraft, while rival carrier British Airways flies from Gatwick’s North Terminal, using B777 aircraft.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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