A major airline in Barbados’ main source of tourists could be coming back to Bridgetown in a matter of months, the carrier said.
As countries start to lift travel restrictions and demand for travel gradually begins to return, Virgin Atlantic said it expects to increase flights in the second half of the year, with a further, gradual recovery through 2021.
Virgin Atlantic has confirmed its Caribbean schedule to London Heathrow, using the main London airport to allow seamless connections to the rest of the Virgin network.
When flying resumes “post COVID-19”, Barbados will be joined by Antigua, Tobago, Grenada, Havana and Montego Bay services out of Heathrow, the airline said.
Barbados services will continue to operate from Manchester, Virgin Atlantic’s home in the north of England.
Virgin has promised a “simplified, greener fleet” of 36 two-engine jet aircraft in a bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated further ten pe cent, building on the 18 percent efficiency it said it already achieved between 2007 and 2019.