As England marks a significant milestone in the lifting of the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions, Virgin Atlantic, an internationally operating British airline, will reopen the bars on-board its aircraft for the first time in 15 months on 19 July.
The airline’s social spaces, open to those travelling in Virgin Atlantic’s Upper-Class cabin, will reopen on all Green and Amber Virgin Atlantic routes across the airline’s worldwide network also on 19 July, including Antigua, Barbados and Grenada.
All of Virgin Atlantic’s Upper-Class cabins have a bar space to gather, grab a drink or dine with friends. Customers travelling on Virgin Atlantic’s newest aircraft, the Airbus A350, will experience the airline’s latest social space concept, known as The Loft. As the largest social space in the airline’s fleet, The Loft offers a social area where customers can settle in to watch a show or their live tail-cam on the 32-inch TV. Bar options are also on board the airline’s Airbus A330 and Boeing 787s.
Corneel Koster, chief customer and operations officer at Virgin Atlantic, said: “Our on-board bars and social spaces are a signature part of our Upper-Class experience so I’m delighted we’re finally able to reopen them to our customers, where they can enjoy a drink and catch up with friends.”
To ensure the continued safety of its customers and people, masks will still be required within the social spaces unless eating or drinking, with social distancing remaining in place where possible.
Last week, Virgin Atlantic moved back to Terminal Three, at Heathrow Airport, following a 15-month absence, allowing its customers to enjoy its Clubhouse once more.