Airport News

Virgin launches Kingston service

Tue, 30 Oct, 2007

Virgin Atlantic today launched a new direct service between London Gatwick Airport and the Jamaican capital Kingston.

The route will operate on a twice-weekly basis, with departures from London on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.

Virgin now operates four flights a week from Gatwick to Jamaica, as the new service will fly alongside an existing one to the tourism hotspot of Montego Bay.

Sir Richard Branson, the airline's president, predicted the new flights would prove popular with Jamaicans who have links to the UK.

He added: "The services will also ensure that British visitors continue to have the best access to Jamaica, with thousands of tourists set to significantly boost the region's economy in the years ahead."

The move is part of Virgin's expansion of flights between the UK and luxury holiday destinations.

Last week it began operating a new twice-weekly service between London Heathrow Airport and the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.

Joe Evans

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