Oh hey, or should that be Oye! We’re on our way to Tampa Bay, the beachier, hipper, foodier side of Florida with a Cuban twist ⛱— virginatlantic (@VirginAtlantic) July 6, 2022
Flights to our newest destination start 3rd November and you can book your seat from 13th July. pic.twitter.com/4HB7dR0G1I
Source: Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic is expanding its transatlantic flight routes to the tourism hotspot of Florida.
Beginning November 3, Virgin Atlantic will add a new direct route from London Heathrow to Tampa International Airport.
The new year-round service will initially operate four times per week before increasing daily from November 28.
“We are delighted to continue our expansion in the US with this new daily service to Tampa offering even more choice for customers on both sides of the Atlantic to connect between the US and the UK,” Virgin Atlantic’s chief commercial officer Juha Jarvinen said in a press release.
“Florida is very much a firm favorite for our customers ever since our first flight to Miami back in 1986,” Jarvinen continued. “With the popular theme parks and the stunning beaches of St. Pete and Clearwater within easy reach, we know it’s an area our customers will love to explore.”
With the addition of the new transatlantic route, Virgin Atlantic will be the only airline to fly direct from London Heathrow to Tampa International.