Virgin Atlantic has restarted its operations to Dubai International Airport, providing a four-weekly service from London Heathrow.
The airline, which stopped operations to Dubai in March 2019, will be supported by air and travel services provider dnata.
dnata will deliver a range of ramp and passenger services and will also be Virgin Atlantic’s general sales agent (GSA) in the UAE.
The partnership establishes 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.
Jaffar Dawood, dnata’s senior vice president, airport operations, UAE and MEA, said, “We are delighted to welcome Virgin Atlantic back to Dubai International. Dubai is expected to be extremely busy with travellers keen for some winter sun, and we look forward to once again working with the airline’s local team to provide their customers with a best-in-class, memorable airport experience.”
Liezl Gericke, head of international at Virgin Atlantic, commented:, “We’ve long wanted to return to Dubai when the time was right, and we know our customers will be over the moon with the reintroduction of this popular route. Nothing sets our hearts soaring like a new destination or reintroducing an old favourite. We look forward to welcoming our customers back on board, whether travelling for business or leisure or heading back to the United Kingdom to reconnect with friends and family.”