UK carrier Virgin Atlantic is to add flights to the Maldives and the Turks & Caicos islands next winter from London Heathrow.

Virgin will begin thrice-weekly seasonal flights to the Maldives from 22 October next year, while the year-round twice-weekly Turks & Caicos service will launch on 15 November 2023. The airline will deploy Boeing 787-9s on the routes.

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 2020

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Virgin Atlantic chief commercial officer Juha Jarvinen says: ”The Maldives has always been an incredibly popular destination for Virgin Atlantic Holidays customers, which is why we couldn’t wait to give them the opportunity to travel to the idyllic location in style onboard Virgin Atlantic aircraft. 

“We’re delighted to begin flying to the Turks & Caicos islands, as we continue to grow our Caribbean portfolio, offering more choice for our customers to explore these beautiful islands and enjoy some winter sun.” The airline already has a wide-ranging network of destinations it serves in the Caribbean.

Virgin earlier this month launched flights to Tampa, deploying its new Airbus A330neo on the route. For summer 2023, the airline will add three more A330-900s and another A350 compared to its fleet size this summer.