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Virgin Atlantic Returns to Canada with Toronto Flights

DALLAS — At the start of the week, Virgin Atlantic (VS) announced its return to Canada with its first route to the country in over a decade, launching direct flights between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) next summer.

This move marks the airline's expansion in North America and entry into Canada's financial hub. The daily service will begin on March 30, 2025, more than a decade since the British airline stopped flying to Vancouver in 2014.

The route will feature a mix of aircraft, including the A330-900, the newest addition to VS' young fleet. Passengers can enjoy the airline's Retreat Suite, iconic onboard social space, wireless charging, and stylish design touches.

The airline boasts this new service as connecting two global financial centers and offering excellent connectivity for its Indian customers via London "from newly launched destination Bengaluru, alongside Mumbai and Delhi, which both operate twice daily."

Additionally, VS is expanding its codeshare partnership with Canadian carrier WestJet (WS) effective October this year. "The partnership will allow Canadian customers to travel seamlessly throughout the region, including flights from Ottawa and Winnipeg. Benefits for both airlines' frequent flyers are expected to follow in 2025."

The featured image shows G-VJAZ, a VS A330-900 at LHR.

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