Virgin and Flybe codeshare deal good news for Scotland

Scottish travellers can now book flights to international destinations including Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, and Dubai – thanks to closer cooperation between Virgin Atlantic and Europe’s leading regional airline, Flybe.

Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin Atlantic.

Customers can book tickets to travel from Edinburgh and Aberdeen with Flybe, and connect onto Virgin Atlantic flights at London Heathrow.

The new Flybe codeshare flights to London Heathrow will operate from 26th March – offering four services per day from Edinburgh Airport, and up to three services per day from Aberdeen Airport.

The agreement will mean customers can seamlessly connect between Flybe and Virgin Atlantic with a single check in and bag drop. It will also open up a number of new destinations for Scottish travellers, and help boost inbound tourism and investment.

New destinations on offer from Aberdeen and Edinburgh via London Heathrow include (full list below):

  • Los Angeles from £498 return
  • San Francisco from £498 return
  • Boston from £398 return
  • Washington from £418 return
  • Hong Kong from £445 return

Erik Varwijk, executive vice president, Commercial, Virgin Atlantic commented: “Our partnership with Flybe will bring the world a little closer to Scotland with exciting new Virgin Atlantic destinations available across the US, Asia, and Africa. The extended codeshare agreement builds on the partnership we announced last year which has proved popular with customers across the UK.

“We look forward to offering easy connections to some of our most popular destinations such as the US cities of San Francisco and Boston, as well as helping to boost business and investment with access to major hubs such as Hong Kong and Dubai.”

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