Virgin drops plan to resume Edinburgh-Barbados service

By Linsey McNeill
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Virgin Atlantic has dropped plans to reinstate Barbados flights from Edinburgh this winter.

The airline suspended its winter 2021/22 service in February, just two months after a highly-publicised launch.

At the time, Virgin said it would resume flights to the Caribbean island on 12 December 2022, but it seems those plans have now been put on ice.

Visit Barbados (BTMI) said the airline has confirmed the suspension of its plans for an Edinburgh-Bridgetown service for winter 2022-23.

Barbados Tourism Marketing Director UK/Ireland Cheryl Carter said: “BTMI are aware of Virgin Atlantic’s decision and understand its position.”

She said BTMI ‘will continue to work closely with Virgin Atlantic on both their Manchester Airport and London Barbados services’.

Virgin operates a seasonal service from Manchester to Barbados, three times a week, October through to March ,and an all year round service, up to twice daily, from London Heathrow.

Virgin Atlantic customers who have already booked flights to Barbados for winter 2022-23 will be re-booked via Manchester Airport, or can choose a voucher or full refund, it added.

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