Virgin Atlantic Outlines Initial W13 Caribbean Operation Changes

As per latest schedule filing in the OAG for the week of 07NOV12, Virgin Atlantic is displaying operational changes to its Caribbean operation from London Gatwick in Winter 2013/14 season.

Winter 2013/14 season is in effect from 27OCT13, initial changes as follows:

London Gatwick – Antigua* Service increases from 3 weekly to 4 weekly, operating as terminator service with A330-300 (VS033/034)
VS033 LGW1020 – 1500ANU 333 x137
VS034 ANU1730 – 0515+1LGW 333 x137

London Gatwick – Barbados Service operates with 4 weekly A330-300 and 3 weekly 747-400, with terminator routing
VS029 LGW1030 – 1515BGI 333 x246
VS029 LGW1055 – 1540BGI 744 26
VS029 LGW1325 – 1810BGI 744 4

VS030 BGI1745 – 0550+1LGW 333 x246
VS030 BGI1805 – 0610+1LGW 744 26
VS030 BGI1955 – 0800+1LGW 744 4

London Gatwick – St. Lucia Nonstop terminator service (VS031/032) will operate 1 weekly instead of 3 weekly, Airbus A330-300 replaces 747-400  (Overall service increases from 3 to 5 weekly for entire W13, other 4 weekly service refer to subsequent entries)
VS031 LGW0940 – 1435UVF 333 7
VS032 UVF1725 – 0530+1LGW 333 7

London Gatwick – St. Lucia – Grenada Grenada service operates via St. Lucia (VS089/090) instead of Tobago (VS051/052). Airbus A330-300 replaces 747-400, 2 weekly service
VS089 LGW0900 – 1345UVF1445 – 1545GND 333 14
VS090 GND1755 – 1855UVF1955 – 0800+1LGW 333 14

London Gatwick – St. Lucia – Tobago Tobago service operates via St. Lucia (VS097/098) instead of nonstop flight, service operates 2 weekly while Airbus A330-300 replaces 747-400
VS097 LGW0900 – 1405UVF1505 – 1605TAB 333 26
VS098 TAB1805 – 1905UVF2005 – 0815+1LGW 333 26

*Antigua and St. Lucia each will convert from mix of 0 and 1-stop (via Barbados) to all-nonstop flight

Note all schedules listed above are in effect from 27OCT13 to 03NOV13, as Winter 2013/14 schedule is currently available until 03NOV13 at time this post goes to press. 

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