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Virgin Atlantic Offering 30,000 Extra Orlando Seats

Boeing 747 to be used on all 11 weekly flights from Manchester

Written by . Published on June 19th 2013.


Virgin Atlantic Offering 30,000 Extra Orlando Seats

VIRGIN Atlantic has announced it will be offering 30,000 extra return seats to Orlando from Manchester Airport in summer 2014.
 
To meet high demand for travel to one of Virgin Atlantic’s flagship destinations, Sir Richard Branson’s airline is deploying a Boeing 747 aircraft on all 11 of its weekly flights from the UK’s northern gateway, Manchester Airport – resulting in up to 2,000 extra available seats to and from the Sunshine State every week.
 
Confirming the enduring popularity of Florida with British holidaymakers, Virgin Atlantic will carry up to 10,000 passengers every week from Manchester, a 25 per cent increase from this year.
 
The move further confirms Virgin Atlantic’s commitment to expansion in Manchester following the recent launch of its domestic service Little Red, which operates four daily return flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow. Little Red’s services reintroduced competition on the route, which had been served by a single carrier since British Airways’ takeover of bmi.
 
Ken O’Toole, Chief Commercial Officer for MAG, owners of Manchester Airport, said: “We're delighted that Virgin Atlantic is expanding its level of long haul activity from the North West by deciding to base a second 747 'jumbo' jet aircraft at Manchester from summer 2014.”
 
The 455 seat jumbo jet will replace a 314 seat Airbus A330 which previously operated seven of Virgin’s 11 weekly flights.

Visit www.virgin-atlantic.com.

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