Flybe and Virgin Atlantic new routes to the US

Connect onto the Virgin Atlantic flights at Manchester

Connect onto the Virgin Atlantic flights at Manchester

Passengers from the South West travelling to Orlando, Las Vegas and the Caribbean from this Spring can check-in with their baggage at Exeter for flights via Manchester thanks to a new codeshare agreement between Flybe and Virgin Atlantic.

From 2 April 2016* customers will be able to book tickets through Virgin Atlantic for travel from Exeter Airport and connect onto their Virgin Atlantic flight at Manchester.

Matt Roach Exeter Airport’s managing director said: “The partnership will offer numerous benefits, and as well as ease on connectivity with up to three flights a day to the Manchester hub, our passengers can check in their baggage at Exeter and not see it again until collection from re-claim at their final destination.”

Virgin Atlantic also confirmed that it will launch two brand new routes from Manchester Airport – with flights to Boston and San Francisco set to launch in summer 2017. It is the first time San Francisco has been served from Manchester Airport and both routes will be operated by an A330 aircraft, allowing more customers to experience Virgin Atlantic’s award winning service and Upper Class, Premium Economy or Economy cabins.

Erik Varwijk, EVP of Commercial at Virgin Atlantic commented: “Our partnership with Flybe offers us a fantastic opportunity to reach customers looking to travel long haul from key cities throughout the UK and Europe. We look forward to offering easy connections to some of our most popular destinations including the Caribbean islands of Barbados and St Lucia and the US cities of Orlando and Las Vegas.”

“We are delighted to offer our UK and European customers such a host of exciting global travel options through this new partnership with Virgin Atlantic,” adds Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer. “It reinforces our commitment to providing a ‘one stop to the world’ service enabling Flybe passengers to make seamless onward connections from their own local regional airport to such sought-after destinations as Barbados, Orlando, Havana and Las Vegas.”

*From 2 April 2016 book a flight with Virgin Atlantic, departing from Exeter on 0844 2092 770 (or with a travel agent),
From 6 April 2016 also book at virginatlantic.com