[Press Release] Virgin Atlantic Introduces Inter-Island Travel to Grenada and St. Vincent

Virgin Atlantic has reaffirmed its commitment to the Caribbean by launching inter-island flying, making a wider variety of island destinations even more accessible. The announcement comes as the airline is set to fly from London to more destinations in the region than ever before, as well as offering over 150% more seats in its premium cabins
compared to 2019.

From 14 June Virgin Atlantic will be the only UK airline allowing travellers to easily hop from Barbados to Grenada or St Vincent on its own planes, providing a reliable full-service option for island hopping. The new inter-island services are set to provide both international and local customers more opportunities to explore the Caribbean and each island’s unique personality.

Virgin Atlantic’s inter-island flying will provide the best-in-class experience for domestic Caribbean travel. Operating on the airline’s flagship A330-300, passengers will receive the familiar hospitality Virgin Atlantic is renowned for. With economy seat pitches of 31 inches, customers will enjoy a complimentary light snack, alongside the airline’s extensive in-flight entertainment options. Flights will operate between the islands twice a week, increasing to three times weekly from October, with services available to book from 27 May. Economy fares start from as little as $307 USD.

The move underpins Virgin Atlantic’s commitment to the Caribbean, which remains hugely popular with its leisure travellers. Seat capacity in its Upper Class and Premium cabins has increased by over 150% since 2019, indicating customers are continuing to fly in style to their sunshine breaks. From November, the airline will commence flights to its eighth Caribbean destination from London Heathrow, Turks and Caicos, providing sun seekers more Caribbean choices than ever before. This will also be complemented by an increase in flights to St Vincent and the Grenadines, which will operate thrice weekly in the winter season, with seats to St Lucia increasing by 33% since last year, reaffirming the post-pandemic demand for premium, sunny getaways.

Rikke Christensen, VP Network and Alliances at Virgin Atlantic, commented; “We know that Virgin Atlantic provides the most premium service to the Caribbean and we’re thrilled to be bolstering our offering further. Our new inter-island flying will provide transatlantic customers with increased opportunities to experience the unique characteristics of each island, as well as providing a reliable regional service for our local passengers, with the best customer experience out there.

“The Caribbean is a hugely important part of our leisure programme and is incredibly popular with our Virgin Atlantic Holidays customers. I can’t wait for even more guests to enjoy the stunning beaches, warm climate, and welcoming hospitality that the Caribbean is renowned for.”

Hannah Swift, Caribbean Country Manager at Virgin Atlantic commented “I am incredibly excited to be able to offer our new inter-island services to both holiday makers and locally to our Caribbean customers. It’s so important to be able to provide reliable, frequent services between our Caribbean countries, offering opportunities to connect with friends and family, do business, and to enjoy the wide variety of experiences that we have to offer throughout the Caribbean. We can’t wait to begin our services shortly and I’m excited to welcome each and every customer onboard soon.”

Virgin Atlantic’s inter-island flying in the Caribbean is available in Economy class only and available to book via virginatlantic.com. Inter-island prices start from $307 USD.

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  1. If we knew better
    June 13, 2023

    for how much? thats the bottom line?

  2. RastarMarn
    June 9, 2023

    But Branson take long!!!

    Soh Long RastarMarn sent message for mista to come buy out LIAT and Dominate the Service in the Area,,,

    Wait and allyou will see in about 5 years there going to be “Virgin Caribbean”,,,

  3. JustSaying
    June 9, 2023

    That’s just Virgin trying to fill seats that would go otherwise empty on what is really a transatlantic flight making multiple stops.

    I do not fly domestic within the islands, so not sure how competitive the fares are. But an interesting move by Virgin. Let’s see how it pans out.

  4. June 8, 2023

    Using an A330-300 for a journey of less than one hour? Hmmm.

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    • Malatete
      June 9, 2023

      Yes, it is expensive and of no relevance to Dominica.

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    • Gaboo!!
      June 11, 2023

      Money talks !! :)

  5. Nudibranch
    June 8, 2023

    Hopefully flying direct from London to Dominica too… Once our airport is finally built.

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    • Petes
      June 11, 2023

      By the time the Fata Morgana airport in DA will be operational lots of things will have changed in Dominica!

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    • Malatete
      June 12, 2023

      Unlikely. The Airbus 300-300 requires a min. runway length of 9,090 ft. for take off and 5,680 ft. for landing.

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