(iWitness News) British airline Virgin Atlantic, on Tuesday, announced that it will begin flying from London’s Heathrow International to Argyle International Airport (AIA) in St. Vincent in June 2021.
“We are honored to be here and formally announced the Virgin Atlantic is launching flights from London Heathrow into St. Vincent in June 2021,” Juha Jarvinen, chief commercial officer at Virgin Atlantic told a press conference at AIA, where the announcement was made.
He said that the airline will make two flights a week using its Airbus 330 aircraft “with amazing product in upper class”.
Jarvinen noted that Virgin Atlantic was established 36 years ago by British businessman, Sir Richard Branson, who now lives on Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands.
“And so [the] Caribbean has always been a crucial part of Virgin Atlantic’s history. And we’re always looking for new destinations, new opportunities. And when our teams looked into and discussed the opportunities with [the] team here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, it’s just amazing opportunity, and we believe [it] is perfect timing after we emerge out of the crisis, hopefully by June 2021,” Jarvinen said.