Two airlines have joined forces to offer North-east travellers flights to far-flung destinations – including Barbados and San Francisco.
Virgin Atlantic and Flybe announced the partnership today and said it would make travelling to the 14 airports around the world much easier for passengers flying out of Aberdeen International Airport.
From Saturday, passengers will be able to book tickets through Virgin Atlantic to travel from Aberdeen via Flybe and connect to their Virgin Atlantic flight at Manchester, Glasgow and London Gatwick airports.
Along with cities like Las Vegas, New York and San Francisco, Caribbean destinations including Montego Bay, Tobago and St Lucia are now on the cards for North-east travellers.
Virgin Atlantic’s Erik Varwijk said: “Our partnership with Flybe offers us a fantastic opportunity to reach customers looking to travel long haul from key cities throughout the UK and Europe.
“We look forward to offering easy connections to some of our most popular destinations, including the Caribbean islands of Barbados and St Lucia and the US cities of Orlando and Las Vegas.”
Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s chief revenue officer, said: “We are delighted to offer our UK and European customers such a host of exciting global travel options through this new partnership with Virgin Atlantic.
“It reinforces our commitment to providing a ‘one stop to the world’ service enabling Flybe passengers to make seamless onward connections from their own local regional airport to such sought-after destinations as Barbados, Orlando, Havana and Las Vegas via Glasgow, Manchester and London Gatwick airports.”
The new partnership is Aberdeen International Airport’s first link-up with Virgin Atlantic since the airline withdrew its Little Red service last autumn.