Virgin Atlantic reveals extra flights from Aberdeen
Three round trips per day between city and Heathrow
AN AIRLINE today revealed details of extra flights from Aberdeen which are set to take off next spring.
Virgin Atlantic announced it will fly three round trips per day between Heathrow Airport and Aberdeen.
The company will take over landing slots from BMI from March next year.
The new route, along with an extra six flights per day between Edinburgh and London, will create 130 flying jobs and 25 office jobs as well as other jobs in England and Scotland.
Scottish Secretary Michael Moore said: “These services operating from Edinburgh and Aberdeen will provide direct links to and from London Heathrow, as well as seamlessly linking into Virgin's long-haul network creating new links between Scotland and the rest of the world.”
Tickets for the Scottish routes go on sale from December 19, with fares starting from £99 return.
Virgin hopes to be able to fly almost one million passengers a year on the new routes.
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