News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Nov. 14, 2014: Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways will resume flights from London Gatwick Airport to the island of Tobago next March, officials said this week.
The flights were originally cancelled in March this year.
Airline officials said it they will be resuming flights to the southern Caribbean island one year after the pull-out with weekly departures between March and October, and twice weekly departures between October and March.
Operating under flight numbers VS097 and VS098, the flight will depart from Gatwick on Sunday mornings during the summer season, with the overnight return service leaving Tobago on Sunday evenings.
During the winter season, flights will depart from Gatwick on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, with flights from Tobago departing on Tuesday and Saturday evenings, landing into London the following morning.
Virgin will also be flying to St Lucia, meaning a short stop in St Lucia before the flight continues to Tobago.
Joe Thompson, director of network and alliances at Virgin Atlantic was quoted as saying: “The Caribbean has long been at the heart of our leisure operation and we’re really excited to be offering our customers flights to beautiful Tobago once again.
“We are always looking for opportunities to grow our network and provide our customers with even more travel options and with other operators withdrawing from this route, we believe our new services will be very popular with British holidaymakers.”