Virgin Atlantic is to launch its first flight from the UK to the Caribbean island of St Vincent in June next year.
The twice-weekly service will operate from London Heathrow on an Airbus A330 aircraft with 31 Upper Class seats, 48 Premium and 185 economy.
St Vincent also serves as the gateway to the Grenadines, a collection of 32 islands and cays poplar with sailors and scuba divers.
Virgin Chief Commercial Officer Juha Jarvinen said: “St Vincent and the Grenadines as well as the Caribbean region as a whole, represent an extremely exciting opportunity for us. With many islands implementing rigorous Covid-19 protocols including testing before arrival and a short quarantine period for visitors, the islands are open for tourism and are a haven for travellers in search of sun.
“We’re currently flying to Barbados, Antigua, Jamaica and Grenada and expect to restart Tobago in the upcoming months. We look forward to launching this new service to St Vincent next year, welcoming customers onboard heading off on holiday or travelling to visit their loved ones.”
Virgin Atlantic restarted passenger flights on 20 July and is currently operating to 15 destinations from Heathrow including New York JFK, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Barbados, Johannesburg and Delhi with further routes being added throughout 2021.
Flights to to St Vincent go on sale on 24 November.