Virgin Atlantic has pushed back some of its planned service restoration but now plans to resume flights to 17 destinations from August through October.
The carrier still plans to resume flights from Heathrow to Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New York's John F Kennedy International airport in late July, but now plans to restart service to Shanghai on 4th August and to Orlando – from both Heathrow and Manchester.
On 24th August, subject to approval from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other services set to resume in August include: Barbados on 1st August, San Francisco on 4th August, Tel Aviv on 9th August, Miami on 18th August, Lagos on 23rd August and Atlanta on 25th August.
In September, Virgin Atlantic plans to resume service from Heathrow to Las Vegas, Seattle, Washington, DC, Mumbai, New Delhi and Johannesburg.
In October, it plans to restart flights to Boston and Antigua, as well as service between Manchester and Barbados.
Service adjustments for Covid-19 include requiring enhanced cleaning practices, health packs for passengers that include medical-grade face masks and simplified hot food service.