Virgin Atlantic to increase flights from Belfast to Orlando

From 2018, Virgin Atlantic's Belfast to Orlando route will run from March to September, more than trebling the number of seats from the Northern Irish capital to the sunshine state.

Virgin Atlantic: increasing flights between Belfast and Orlando
Virgin Atlantic: increasing flights between Belfast and Orlando

Next year, flights will peak at two per week during June and July, with a once weekly service operating for the rest of the season. 

A Boeing 747-400 aircraft will operate next summer’s Belfast to Orlando service on Mondays commencing on 26 March – 4 September, with an additional service on Fridays between 22 June – 13 July. The aircraft will be configured with 14 Upper Class seats, 66 Premium Economy seats and 375 seats in Economy. The Belfast to Orlando service forms part of Virgin Atlantic’s joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines, together we operate up to 39 transatlantic flights from the UK to the USA per day.  

Richard Myerscough, senior vice president of sales & distribution at Virgin Atlantic, said: "Since launching our first flight from Northern Ireland two years ago our services have gone from strength to strength – so I’m really pleased to announce that 2018 will be our biggest ever season from Belfast International Airport.  We’ve always received a really warm welcome from Northern Ireland, and the additional flights will allow even more customers to fly direct to the sunshine state with Virgin Atlantic."


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