Virgin Atlantic to fly short haul from Heathrow

Virgin have announced today that they are due to commence flying short haul from March 2013 and will predominantly focus on flying between Scotland and Heathrow, running multiple daily flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

A statement from Virgin reads “We have fought hard for the right to fly short haul and take a strong challenge to British Airways within these shores. For 28 years both airlines have battled for customers all over the world and it has meant that British consumers have ultimately had some of the world’s best flying and lowest fares. This is the beginning of an exciting new era in Virgin Atlantic history and we now feel a responsibility to everyone that has supported us in this challenge. Your customers can look forward to a great short haul service with us but most importantly reap the benefits from the re-injection of vital competition we can provide on these routes.”

Specific details of routes will be announced in the next few months.

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