After a four-year absence, Virgin Atlantic will resume flying between London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Dubai.
The seasonal four-times-per-week service will run from October through March.
Sir Richard Branson’s airline hopes to take advantage of “pent-up demand for premium travel and grow its route network.”
The popular route, which Virgin last flew to in March 2019, will resume service after two other recently revealed locations: Turks and Caicos and the Maldives.
Beginning on October 28, 2023, the airline will begin service to Dubai using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Flights to Turks & Caicos and the Maldives will start in October 2023.
Virgin also stated on June 1st, 2023, that additional services to Las Vegas would start in the summer of 2024, departing from Manchester Airport (MAN).
“I’m thrilled to be returning to Dubai – a destination we know our customers and people love. Its inviting climate during the cold UK winter, combined with its first-class collection of hotels and experiences make Dubai a must visit destination for sunshine hungry Brits,” Rikke Christensen, Vice president of Network and Alliances at Virgin Atlantic, said. “We’ve long wanted to return to this incredible city when the time was right, and this year presents the perfect opportunity.”
Christensen added: “Dubai will complement our growing collection of winter sun destinations, bolstered by The Maldives and Turks and Caicos later this year alongside our new services between Manchester and Las Vegas in Summer 2024.”