From 2018, the airline’s Belfast to Orlando route will run from March to September
Virgin Atlantic is more than trebling the number of seats on its Belfast to Orlando in 2018.
The airline is increasing the number of flights from Belfast International Airport , as it announces its biggest ever season operating from the city.
Uel Hoey, Business Development Director at Belfast International Airport , said: “We are thrilled to announce this extensive growth in Virgin’s Florida programme from Belfast for Summer 2018, the only direct flights offering the iconic Virgin product from the island of Ireland.
“We are also pleased that Virgin, in partnership with Delta, have grasped the clear opportunity to capitalise upon the strong , established family market from Northern Ireland to Florida recently abandoned by United Airlines.
“We are confident that good value in the exchange rate and the convenience and uncongested experience of using Belfast International Airport as a departure point will prove increasingly popular next year for passengers right across the north of the island of Ireland.”
Launched in 2015, Virgin Atlantic’s seasonal service has proved a popular one, with additional seats being added to the route this year.
Next year, flights will peak at two per week during June and July, with a once weekly service operating for the rest of the season.
A Boeing 747-400 aircraft will operate next summer’s Belfast to Orlando service on Mondays commencing on March 26 – September 4.
There will be an additional service on Fridays between June 22 – July 13.
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