This week, Virgin Atlantic is celebrating two years since the launch of the Tel Aviv-London route, landing at Heathrow International Airport. The highly popular route recently crossed the 100,000-passenger mark, with 70% flying with Virgin Atlantic to London and the rest connecting to farther destinations in the US, including New York, Las Vegas, Miami, and Atlanta.
To celebrate this special occasion, Virgin Atlantic is offering current members of its Flying Club and joining members double the points accrual if they book a flight to and from London by October 31, on any flight till August 26, 2022.
The company’s Tel Aviv-London line was recently dubbed by company CEO Shai Weiss, “one of Virgin Atlantic’s key growth engines for the coming year.” According to figures by the Israel Airports Authority, Virgin Atlantic saw a decrease of only 15% in passenger numbers flying to and from Ben Gurion Airport from January through August 2021.
“This is an important milestone for Virgin Atlantic in Israel and our management, as we view the route to Israel as an important and integral part of our global operations. We are excited to celebrate this anniversary with our customers, who’ve been so supportive since we launched this route in 2019. And as a gesture, we offer them the opportunity to double their Flying Club points on any bookings made in the coming month,” said Nicholas Bettles, Country Manager – Israel.
After two years at the helm, Passport News has just learned today (Sunday) that Bettles is leaving his position as Commerical Manager for Virgin Atlantic based in Tel Aviv.