Kate-Lynne Wolmarans28 Jun 2018 AT 09:22 AM

Virgin Atlantic to stop Dubai-London Heathrow flights

The airline said that it has made to difficult decision to stop the service from March 31 of next year as flights are no longer viable
Kate-Lynne Wolmarans28 Jun 2018 AT 09:22 AM
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Sad news folks, Virgin Atlantic has announced that come March 31 of next year it will be stopping all of its flight between Dubai and London Heathrow.

In an official statement the airline revealed that it had made the “difficult decision” to cut withdraw the route after conducting a thorough review of its network.

Adding that flying between Dubai and London was no longer economically viable due to a combination of factors, which have yet to be revealed.

Speaking on the news, Virgin Atlantic’s chief commercial officer Shai Weiss said: “It‘s never an easy decision to withdraw a route, and we’d like to thank our customers and dedicated team in Dubai for their loyalty over the last 12 years. We’ll continue to offer daily flights between Dubai and London Heathrow until March 31, 2019, and will be sad to say goodbye to this fantastic city.”


Fortunately a number of airlines still provide the option of flying directly from Dubai to London Heathrow and vice-versa. These include Emirates Airline, British Airways and Royal Brunei.

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