dnata partners with Virgin Atlantic to support Dubai’s return this October


dnata, a leading global provider of air and travel services, is partnering with UK-based Virgin Atlantic to support the airline’s long-awaited return to Dubai this winter.

DNA Representation Services has been selected to provide a wide range of services to the airline as its general sales agent (GSA) in the United Arab Emirates. The partnership establishes a UAE-based infrastructure for local sales, marketing and distribution support, providing a full range of travel services for Virgin customers flying to and from Dubai. dnata services will support the airline as it prepares to resume flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and Dubai International (DXB) this month.

Flights are now available for customers to book and will operate from October 30, 2023 to March 2024 with a four-times-weekly seasonal service.

Simon Woodford, Vice President of Global Air Services at dnata Travel Group, saying:

“dnata Representation Services previously served as GSA for Virgin Atlantic in the United Arab Emirates and we are delighted to be working with this dynamic airline on its exciting return to Dubai. “Our experienced team will work hard to help Virgin Atlantic achieve its business objectives and growth plans, as the UAE continues to prove itself as one of the top destinations of choice for UK travellers.”

Liezl Gericke, international director of Virgin Atlanticcommented:

“We have long wanted to return to Dubai when the time is right and we know our customers will be delighted with the reintroduction of this popular route. Nothing makes our hearts soar more than a new destination or the reintroduction of an old favorite. “We look forward to welcoming our customers back on board, whether they are traveling for business or pleasure or returning to the UK to reconnect with friends and family.”

The new service will offer seamless connections and consistent long-haul inflight experiences for customers connecting from Dubai via London Heathrow to destinations across North America via the Virgin Atlantic and Delta networks, including New York, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

The new route will be served by the airline’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft which has 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats, with Economy Class return fares starting from AED 2,050 per person.

News source: Dubai Press Office


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