British carrier, Virgin Atlantic will launch flights to Las Vegas from London Heathrow from March 31, 2019.
The new flights are being transferred from London Gatwick (LGW) to LHR’s Terminal 3, where Virgin has a significant presence. While the LGW flight was operated by the airline’s Boeing 747-400, the new LHR service will be operated by the 787-9 Dreamliner.
The aircraft will have a three-class configuration, with 31 Upper-Class Seats, 35 Premium seats and 192 economy seats. The flight will leave LHR at 12:40 local time, and Las Vegas at 19:05 local time.
Virgin Atlantic will also be starting a second daily service to Boston-Logan International Airport, which will be operated with an Airbus A330-300. The flight will take off from London Heathrow at 20:30 local time and Boston at 08:30 local time.
The second daily service has been introduced to cater to the growing demand of business travellers flying to Boston; the city’s popularity as a tourist destination has further propelled the demand for flights on the route.
Moreover, Barbados will also be returning to the airline’s network, operating between December 2018 and February 2019 with the airline’s A330-300.
Shai Weiss, Chief Commercial Officer for Virgin Atlantic said: “From spring 2019 we’re making it even easier for customers to travel from London-Heathrow to Las Vegas and Boston by introducing new flights. The new services have been timed to offer convenient onward connections for UK and US customers, and feature our award-winning service, a three-course meal and in-flight entertainment on every flight.”
“We’re also pleased to bring back our popular seasonal service between London-Heathrow and Barbados to offer even more choice for holidaymakers,” she added.