In October 2011, Virgin Atlantic announced two new direct flight routes from London to
grow and expand their business and give more options to their customers. Direct service between London Heathrow to Mauritius, an island off the coast of Africa, was added to the flight plan, as was a daily direct service from London Gatwick to Kingston in Jamaica, though the airline recently announced that the route is no longer sustainable and will be discontinued in April 2012.
Now, Virgin Atlantic has announced several other travel routes to begin as early as March 2012, including seasonal routes, with information on the specific days those flights will run.
New Virgin Atlantic Routes
New summer destination service from London Gatwick to Cancun, Mexico will begin in June 2012, running two days per week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Direct service from London to San Francisco, California will begin in March 2012, running to the end of October. This new Virgin Atlantic travel route will be active three days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Additionally, Virgin Atlantic announced its hopes for future travel routes and destinations to include Melbourne, Bangkok, Toronto, Rio and Seattle, Washington.
London to Mauritius - What is there to see and do in Mauritius?
Mauritius, an island that sits in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa just east of Madagascar, is a popular, all encompassing tourist destination. People from all over the world visit Mauritius for the wide array of entertainment, leisure, and educationally historical activities and attractions. Relax on the public beaches at Pereybere or La Cuvette, take a tour through the historical Dutch Ruins, or visit the orchards and historical sugar factory before shopping in the numerous markets. Mauritius also offers fantastic water parks and water sports, so it's great for adventurers as well.
The London to Kingston Route: Why did Virgin Atlantic decide to end service to Kingston?
Virgin Atlantic chose to discontinue the Kingston route for a couple of reasons. First, Air Jamaica announced its plans to relaunch service between London and Kingston. This announcement coupled with rising fuel costs have made the route unsustainable for the airline to maintain.
London to Cancun: Vacationing in Cancun
When tourists think of vacationing in Mexico, Cancun is usually the first destination that comes to mind. Located in what is called the Mexican Caribbean, it's a coastal city providing various forms of relaxation and entertainment. Cancun is most known for the beauty of its beaches, although other activities such as the interactive aquarium where visitors can nurse sharks, pet rays and star fish and even swim with the dolphins are equally popular.
London to San Francisco: Sightseeing in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA is most famous for its Golden Gate Bridge, and it should not be missed as it has been named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Other landmarks in and around San Francisco are the Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio and the world famous cable cars that run up and down the hilly streets of this historical American city.