The Caribbean Just Got Even Closer

By: Maxine Sheppard

August 27, 2010

sunset in main square in trinidad, cuba

Yesterday we told you how Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members can register for an amazing prize draw to win an incredible 7 night stay on Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s own private paradise in the British Virgin Islands.

Someone, somewhere is going to win this ultimate fantasy holiday – but the rest of us needn’t despair, because the Caribbean is now more within reach than ever before. Today we’re announcing an increase in capacity between the UK and the Caribbean for our Winter 2011 schedule, which sees us add a third service from London Gatwick to Havana, an extra weekly flight from Gatwick to both Tobago and Grenada and a second weekly flight between Manchester and Barbados.


Bottom Bay, Barbados by Max Eary

Bottom Bay, Barbados by Max Eary


Our Caribbean services are among our most popular and this increase in capacity means that we’ll have almost 22,000 seats on offer every week from October 2011, making us the largest carrier between the UK and the Caribbean – great news for travellers who want more flexible holiday itineraries.


Grenada at Night by Larry Roberg

Grenada at Night by Larry Roberg


If you’ve been suitably inspired, head on over to Virgin Holidays who are the UK’s leading holiday company to the Caribbean, with a vast range of island destinations on offer – and book your place in the sun!


Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the co-editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.

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