Starting this week, Virgin Atlantic will fly direct from Heathrow to Barbados. The route will operate twice weekly on a Tuesday and Saturday using the carriers 264-seat A330-300s.

This new service means that Virgin Atlantic now offers up to 11 Barbados flights per week from the three UK airports of London Gatwick, Manchester and now Heathrow. Shai Weiss, the airline’s CCO commented: “The Caribbean has always been a core market for Virgin Atlantic and we’re excited to be offering more choice to our customers with the option of flying from Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester direct to Barbados.”