Virgin Atlantic has confirmed its commitment to the Caribbean market by adding more flights and premium economy seats to the region.
The airline will increase its capacity this winter including a second weekly flight from Manchester to Barbados. A third weekly flight between Gatwick and Havana, plus a second weekly service to Tobago and Grenada will also be added.
Speaking at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation State of Industry conference in St Martin today, Edmond Rose, director of commercial and revenue planning at Virgin Atlantic said the change in on board product would bring more high-end leisure travellers to the eight Caribbean destinations it flies to. “The Caribbean is incredibly important to Virgin Atlantic with eight destinations in our network contributing over 10% of our passenger revenue. We are proud of the business and revenue that is brought to the Caribbean markets through our presence and our brand and we are committed to extending that,” he explained.
“Adding 14% more Premium Economy seats to our747s serving the Caribbean routes will bring direct economic benefits for Caribbean tourism and will also be good news for business communities which depend upon reliable premium quality services to the UK and beyond”.