Virgin Atlantic announce the return of flights from Manchester to Las Vegas - price
Virgin Atlantic will fly directly to America’s West Coast from next year, with tickets going on sale next month
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Virgin Atlantic has announced the return of direct flights from Manchester Airport to the US West Coast. The popular route to Las Vegas will make the airport the only one in the UK outside of London to fly direct to America’s West Coast.
Flights from Manchester Airport to Las Vegas with Virgin Atlantic will begin on June 2, 2024, with tickets going on sale from July 2023. Flights will run three times a week onboard Virgin Atlantic’s newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000
Passengers will be able to purchase a return economy ticket for £770 per person. Las Vegas has been a popular travel destination with the city famously named the city that never sleeps.
Travelling to Las Vegas also opens up a wide range of attractions on America’s west coast for passengers to enjoy, including the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park, as well as travelling on to cities such as San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.
Chris Woodroofe, managing director of Manchester Airport, said: “It’s hugely exciting to see the return of Virgin Atlantic’s direct service to Las Vegas, which has always been one of our most popular long-haul routes.
“As the UK’s Global Gateway in the North, it’s great to work with airline partners like Virgin Atlantic to connect the region directly to as many destinations around the globe as possible.I am sure this service will be really popular with passengers and we look forward to continuing our work with Virgin Atlantic to further grow its route network from its Northern home in Manchester in the years to come.”
Juha Jarvinen, chief commercial officer, Virgin Atlantic, said: “We’re thrilled to announce that we have reintroduced Las Vegas to our portfolio of destinations flying from Manchester, our home in the north.
“This new service will not only complement our existing flying to New York, Orlando, Atlanta and Barbados from Manchester but will be the only US West Coast flight available from the north west, offering customers the opportunity to fly direct.We can’t wait to welcome customers onboard our newest aircraft offering them an incredible travel experience, delivered by our wonderful people.”
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said: “This is fantastic news for Greater Manchester and for the whole of the North, providing a direct route to the West Coast of the US and opening up a host of new opportunities for tourism, trade, and investment in our economy.
“As well as offering residents here and across the North West a new route to Las Vegas, today’s announcement is further proof that Greater Manchester is firmly on the map as a destination for international visitors and for those looking to do business in the UK.”