Credit By: Khaleej Times
The British airline Virgin Atlantic has declared intentions to increase operations to a daily frequency in 2024 and has begun flights between London Heathrow and Dubai. The airline responded to the increasing demand for leisure travel between the two cities by launching a seasonal winter service on October 30 with four weekly flights.
Statistics for the London-Dubai Route
According to OAG data, the London-Dubai air route is among the busiest in the world, with over 2.697 million available tickets in 2022, making it the fourth most active air route worldwide. After the way to Jeddah, it is also the second busiest route for Dubai Airport.
Rising Demand and Connectivity
Many airlines are opening new routes as the aviation industry continues its quick comeback. This trend is supported by Virgin Atlantic’s plan to resume flights to Dubai. The airline views the route as a chance to meet the growing demand for upscale winter sun vacations and to connect with long-haul passengers, making it easier for people to travel from Dubai to locations throughout North America via London Heathrow.
Virgin Atlantic Viewpoint
Virgin Atlantic’s Head of International, Liezl Gericke, stated that the airline is excited to return to Dubai and that consumers will be happy that this well-liked route is being reinstated. The airline is excited to receive travelers for both leisure and business trips.
Dubai’s Aerospace Centre
Vice President of Research at Dubai Airports Rob Whitehouse stressed that Virgin Atlantic’s arrival improves Dubai International Airport’s connectivity and raises the city’s profile as a travel hub and destination worldwide.
Virgin Atlantic’s move to increase flight frequency on the London-Dubai route to daily flights is a response to the aviation industry’s recovery and rising demand, with Dubai further solidifying its standing as a central international aviation hub.
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