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Virgin celebrates ten years of Caribbean flights

Tue, 30 Sep, 2008

Airline Virgin Atlantic is celebrating a decade of offering services to the Caribbean islands.

The carrier opened its first routes to Barbados, St Lucia and Antigua from London Gatwick Airport in September 1998.

Services to Grenada, Tobago and Cuba followed, with the most recent route being that to Kingston, which opened last year.

Virgin also launched Caribbean flights from Manchester Airport recently.

Commenting on the milestone, Julia Hendry, marketing director of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, said: "We're grateful that Virgin Atlantic has been able to offer a wide range of schedule services and assist us to raise the profile of the Caribbean."

In related news, Virgin Atlantic passengers will soon be able to view behind the scenes footage from the new James Bond film onboard flights, thanks to the carrier being one of the picture's sponsors.

Actor Daniel Craig can be seen in Quantam of Solace travelling upper class on the airline - although whether or not he enjoyed a shaken Martini has not been revealed.

Joe Evans

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