We’re delighted to confirm we will once again be offering services from London Gatwick Airport to the island of Tobago from March 2015. We’ll be resuming our flights to the southern Caribbean island with weekly departures between March and October, and twice weekly departures between October and March.
The flights, in response to an opening in the market, will be operating as an additional sector beyond our non-stop St Lucia services, meaning a short stop in St Lucia before the flight continues to Tobago.
“The Caribbean has long been at the heart of our leisure operation and we’re really excited to be offering our customers flights to beautiful Tobago once again,” said Joe Thompson, our Director of Network and Alliances. “We’re always looking for opportunities to grow our network and provide our customers with even more travel options and with other operators withdrawing from this route, we believe our new services will be very popular with British holidaymakers.”
Operating under flight numbers VS097 and VS098, the services will depart from Gatwick on Sunday mornings during the summer season, with the overnight return service leaving Tobago on Sunday evenings.
During the winter season, flights will depart from Gatwick on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, with flights from Tobago departing on Tuesday and Saturday evenings, landing into London the following morning.
The flights will operate on an A330-300 aircraft which is configured with 33 Upper Class, 48 Premium Economy and 185 Economy seats. It’s one of the newest aircraft in our fleet, featuring touch-screen Panasonic in-flight entertainment systems, mobile connectivity throughout the aircraft and improved fuel efficiency.
Thinking of travelling to Tobago? We’ve got the lowdown on all the best things to see, do and eat:
- Fanatical foodie? Try some crispy-roasted pigtail, Indian-style curries and roti, crab and dumplings, deep-fried doubles, or sizzling seafood and simmering stews with our guide to the best street food in Tobago.
- Uncover tropical rainforests, plump exotic fruits, rugged ravines, sunny beaches and waterfalls in our guide to Tobago hiking.
- Read our Tambrinin’ in Tobago feature and get down to Tobago’s own unique sounds.
- Find out where to find cocoa heaven in our quick guide to Tobago chocolate.
Virgin Atlantic offers 23 peak return flights a week across the Caribbean network. Earlier this year we announced we’re increasing our leisure flying schedule with new services from Glasgow to Las Vegas and Belfast to Orlando from summer 2015.
Header photo © Tobago Cocoa Estate