·       Twice weekly flights to Tobago will resume 29th January 2022 

·       The Airbus 330-300 will fly from London Heathrow on Tuesday and Saturday 

·       Return fares start from as little as £389 per person 


Virgin Atlantic is continuing to expand its portfolio of flights to the Caribbean as it relaunches its twice weekly services to Tobago, with fares from as little as £389 per person.


From 29th January, the route will resume from London Heathrow to the beautiful island of Tobago, departing every Tuesday and Saturday. Customers will be welcomed aboard the airline’s Airbus A330-300, offering a selection of experiences across three cabins; Upper Class, Premium alongside the airline’s three classes of Economy, Delight, Classic and Light.  


Tobago is famous for its beautiful climate, vibrant party scene and the world’s oldest protected rainforest. The island is also known for the famous Nylon Pool, a swimming pool in the middle of the ocean (yes really!). The in-sea shallow white ground coral pool is located off Pigeon Point and accessible by boat. 


With a wide array of activities on offer, Tobago’s warm climate provides the perfect escape for Brits in desperate need of some winter sun. It’s often described as an ideal destination, renowned for its relaxing nature, pristine beaches and overall good vibes. 


Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic, commented;  


“We are thrilled to be able to restart our much-loved services between London Heathrow and Tobago. With delicious food, amazing music and stunning views, we know our customers will love exploring this unique island destination. 


“The Caribbean is the linchpin of Virgin Atlantic’s leisure portfolio and we’ve recently introduced a number of new destinations to our flying programme, including The Bahamas, St Lucia and St Vincent and The Grenadines. We can’t wait to fly our customers safely to our amazing Caribbean destinations throughout 2022. 


Enhanced flexible booking policy on all new bookings  

To help customers book with confidence, Virgin Atlantic has extended its policy of unlimited free date and flight changes for new bookings, giving further flexibility to customers to support future travel plans. The updated flexible booking policy enables Virgin Atlantic customers making a new holiday or flight-only booking for travel up to 31 December 2022, to make as many changes as necessary to their travel dates, origin or destination, with the change fees waived**, as well as one free name change.   

 In addition, the rebooking horizon, the date by which rescheduled travel can be completed by, has been extended by eight months for all new and existing bookings – all the way until 31 December 2023 – giving a broader window of time to reschedule plans if needed.  

The improved flexible policy also applies to customers who already have converted their booking to a voucher or hold an open ticket and will benefit customers if their flight or holiday is subject to cancellation, in addition to their refund and voucher options 



Route facts


Aircraft type

Airbus A330-300 with 31 Upper Class, 48 Premium and 183 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats.  

Route frequency

Twice a week – Tuesday and Saturday. 


Flight timings and flight number

LHR – BGI – TAB – VS177 09.10 / 17.00 (1hr 15min stopover in Barbados) 

TAB – BGI – LHR - VS178 – 18:50 / 10:00 next day arrival (1hr 15min stopover in Barbados) 


First flight

29th January 2022 



Flights on sale now - return Economy fares start from £389 per person, Premium from £985 per person and Upper Class from £2,023 per person. 



For further press information please contact the Virgin Atlantic press office on press.office@fly.virgin.com or call 01293 747373.

About Virgin Atlantic


Virgin Atlantic was founded by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson in 1984, with innovation and amazing customer service at its core. In 2021, Virgin Atlantic was voted Britain’s only Global Five Star Airline by APEX for the fifth year running in the Official Airline Ratings. Headquartered in London, it employs 6,500 people worldwide, flying customers to 27 destinations across four continents. Alongside shareholder and Joint Venture partner Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic operates a leading transatlantic network, with onward connections to over 200 cities around the world. On 3 February 2020, Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic launched an expanded Joint Venture, offering a comprehensive route network, convenient flight schedules, competitive fares and reciprocal frequent flyer benefits, including the ability to earn and redeem miles across all carriers.        


Sustainability remains central to the airline and since September 2019, Virgin Atlantic has welcomed seven brand new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, helping to transform the fleet into one of the youngest, quietest and most fuel efficient in the sky. By 2022, the airline will operate a streamlined fleet of 38 twin engine aircraft following the retirement of its B747-400s and A340-600s, making its simplified fleet 10% more efficient than before the Covid-19 crisis impacted.  For more information visit www.virginatlantic.com or via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @virginatlantic.