Virgin adds St Vincent as new Caribbean route


Forget the lockdown and think of sun-kissed beaches. Virgin Atlantic has announced it is launching the first direct route from Europe to the Caribbean island of St Vincent next Summer with a twice-weekly service from Heathrow.

It will use A330-300 aircraft with 31 Upper Class, 48 Premium and 185 Economy seats.

“The new service aims to capture the fast-growing demand to visit and reconnect with family and loved ones as well as sunseekers looking to explore an untouched corner of the Caribbean” said a statement from the airline.

“With deserted white sand beaches, St Vincent offers the quintessential Caribbean getaway. The island also serves as the gateway to the Grenadines, a collection of 32 islands and cays full of yacht-filled harbours, chic private isles, coral reefs and dramatic volcanic landscapes offering the perfect escape for those in search of a luxury break, eco adventure, scuba diving or sailing voyage”.

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic 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”.