Virgin Atlantic starts flights between Belfast and Orlando


Virgin Atlantic Cargo is offering customers increased access to Florida with weekly services from Belfast to Orlando departing every Monday throughout the summer.

The flights from Northern Ireland will carry general cargo and exports of spare parts and machinery.

A Friday flight will be added in June and is offered in addition to 17 flights a week from London’s Gatwick Airport, 12 a week from Manchester and twice weekly operations from Glasgow.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo account manager for the North of England, Midlands, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Lisa Forshaw says: “We enjoy great support from customers in Ireland, particularly for our transatlantic routes from London and Manchester. The start of our new Belfast-Orlando service is a great opportunity for Virgin Atlantic to offer a consistent flying schedule from the city to the USA and beyond.”

Providing customers with more choice to the US helped Virgin Atlantic Cargo report revenue growth of nine per cent in 2017 and a six per cent increase in volumes.

The airline offers services to the US destinations of Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.