Virgin Atlantic restarts flights to Tobago from as little as £389 return

Jan 19, 2022

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Virgin Atlantic today gives Brits a chance to swap drizzly climes for the azure calm of the Caribbean sea as it relaunches its route to Tobago.

The British carrier had cancelled flights to the popular winter-break destination over Christmas amid Omicron fears.

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But, with travel restrictions expected to further ease next week, the airline has thrown caution to the cool sea breeze and reopened the flight plan.

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Tobago – the younger, gentler sister of fun-loving Trinidad – is famous for its tranquil beauty, where cloaks of rainforest tumble down hillsides onto curves of golden beach.

It’s where wildlife is as plentiful as its street food; where by day you can sit on white sand and watch giant frigatebirds swoop over bright-coloured trawlers, where fishermen sell their catch straight from their boats.

By night, you can sip cocktails on bamboo verandas and watch fireflies glow as the lights of Trinidad twinkle in the distance and the moon’s reflection flirts seductively on the water.

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And Virgin Atlantic want you to go so badly that they’re offering tickets from as little as £389 per person return Economy fares.

For the more luxury-minded who’d rather not travel in one of the 183 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats, the airline’s A330-300 has 31 Upper Class seats and 48 Premium return spots, from £2,023 and £985 respectively.

The route reopens on 29 January, flies twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday) from London Heathrow (LHR) at 09.10 and 18.50 and includes a 1.15hr stopover in Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) before touching down in Tobago’s ANR Robinson International Airport (TAB).

“With delicious food, amazing music, and stunning views, we know our customers will love exploring this unique island destination,” said Virgin Atlantic CCO Juha Jarvinen.  “The Caribbean is the linchpin of Virgin Atlantic’s leisure portfolio and we’ve recently introduced a number of new destinations to our flying programme, including The Bahamas, St Lucia and St Vincent and The Grenadines.”

You can redeem Virgin Points to fly this route on Virgin Atlantic to Tobago as follows:

  • 20,000 return in Economy, 35,000 return in Premium or 115,000 return in Upper Class on standard (off-peak) dates; or
  • 40,000 return in Economy, 55,000 return in Premium or 135,000 return in Upper Class on peak dates

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According to its publicity, Virgin Atlantic also has “extended its policy of unlimited free date and flight changes for new bookings, giving further flexibility to customers to support future travel plans.”

Featured image courtesy of Virgin Atlantic.

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