Virgin Atlantic is back in Bago’.
The international British carrier landed at the ANR International Airport, Tobago for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The flight arrived just after 4pm on Saturday, kicking off a twice-weekly service from London Heathrow.
Tourism, Culture, Antiquities and Transportation Assistant Secretary Megan Morrison who was among those on hand to welcome the passengers to the island, said the THA is “very excited to have Virgin return” adding that it would be a “boost to the tourism sector.”
The airline will fly to Tobago via Barbados on Tuesdays and Thursdays with an Airbus A330-300 in a 3-class configuration. VS 177 leaves from London Heathrow (LHR) at 9.10 am and arrives in Tobago (TAB) at 5 pm. The leg to Tobago is a tag flight, so there is a short layover in Barbados (BGI). VS 178 is an overnight flight, leaving Tobago at 6:50 pm. It stops to pick up passengers in Barbados, then continues to Heathrow with a scheduled arrival time of 10 am the next day.
Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Commercial Officer, Juha Jarvinen said “We love the incredible culture in Tobago and are excited for our customers to be able to immerse themselves in this extraordinary island. Equally, we can’t wait to welcome customers from Tobago to the UK and beyond, connecting across our global network.”
Virgin Atlantic is also offering one of the most flexible booking policies right now, allowing unlimited free date and flight changes for new bookings, as well as one free name change. Further details are available at virginatlantic.com