Virgin extends Glasgow to Orlando service

Virgin extends Glasgow to Orlando service

Virgin Atlantic is extending its seasonal Glasgow to Orlando service with the addition of over 7,000 return seats to the sunshine state.

The airline has announced the extended service in response to high demand for travel to Florida with flights running weekly on Fridays during November 2016 and March 2017.

The new route will provide another welcome boost to Scottish exporters providing greater connectivity to the nation’s most lucrative export market.

Steven Marshall, marketing manager at Glasgow Airport said: “This is fantastic news for Scottish travellers looking to get away to America’s sunshine state next winter from Scotland’s largest city.

“It demonstrates the popularity of Virgin Atlantic’s existing Orlando summer service which has grown every year since it launched at Glasgow Airport in 2007. Indeed - a great announcement to start off the airport’s 50th anniversary year.”

Erik Varwijk, executive vice president, commercial at Virgin Atlantic, added: “We’re delighted to be offering our customers more choice when flying to some of their favourite destinations.

“Florida is enduringly popular with our customers, so it makes perfect sense to increase this service during the most popular months.”

The new service will form part of Virgin Atlantic’s joint venture with Delta Air Lines, a partnership that creates an expanded trans-Atlantic route network enhancing competition between the UK and North America.

The addition of the new winter flights will make Virgin Atlantic’s 2016 Glasgow to Orlando programme its biggest yet.