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Virgin Atlantic’s Inaugural Flight Touched Down in Tampa Bay

Virgin Atlantic’s first-ever flight touched down in Tampa Bay, making it a new destination on its transatlantic route map.

Travellers were joined by Sir Richard Branson on the flight, and the group were greeted by the Mayor of Tampa Jane Castor and CEO of Tampa Airport Joe Lopano.

The new Airbus A330neo year-round service will fly four times a week before increasing to daily flights from 28 November, alongside the airline’s flights to Miami and Orlando.

This latest addition follows the airline’s launch of direct flights between London and Austin in May 2022.

The airline’s expanded joint venture with Delta Air Lines and Air France-KLM means customers across the US and Europe will be able to connect to the new service via Heathrow.

Emer Roche
Emer Roche
Emer has over 10 years experience working for Irish magazines, supplements, websites and creative agencies. She’s written features for U Magazine, Image Magazine and theheyday.ie, across a range of subjects such as women’s interest, travel, culture, news and interviews. She also has a portfolio of commercial writing for creative agencies, such as RTE.ie and Originate Creative. Emer is a Dublin native with part of her heart in Ardmore, County Waterford. She lives in Dublin 7 with her husband, two kids, dog and cat.
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