Flights: Virgin Atlantic welcomes back booze onboard as travel restrictions loosen

The UK-born airline is set to ramp up its offering for those jetting off abroad as coronavirus guidelines relating to travel lessen. Customers can now enjoy more food options and an enhanced beverage menu – once again including alcohol.

Amid the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Virgin Atlantic customers were only able to enjoy one main meal service.

This was accompanied by a beverage service made up of soft drinks and juices.

However, now the airline is increasing its menu while still ensuring safety guidelines are met.

A hot food service is now available in all cabins.

The airline is also resuming its alcohol service, with champagne, miniature liquors and mixers as well as beer and wine on offer in Upper Class, and a choice of beer, wine and miniature liquors and mixers in Economy and Premium.

Economy and Premium Economy customers can select a “Fly safe,

eat well” meal box, which incorporates a choice of three hot meals along with cheese and biscuits and a dessert.

Meanwhile, passengers in Upper Class may select from a choice of three hot meals, as well as enjoy a dessert, cheese plate and a ciabatta roll, all delivered to their seat on a tray.

Those seated in Upper Class may also select from the reintroduced snack service providing sweet and savoury nibbles throughout the duration of the journey.

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Customers in Economy may also enjoy an additional snack as part of an “upgraded” meal box.

On day flights departing from the UK, passengers will also enjoy a second meal service comprising of high tea.

This is joined by a glass of bubbly for those in Upper Class.

Night flights, on the other hand, will feature a choice of hot breakfast accompanied by fruit and pastries for those in Upper Class.

In Premium and Economy, a breakfast box made up of yoghurt, fruit and a warm pastry will be delivered to passengers.

The news comes as the airline ramps up its flight offering in the approaching months.

Following a difficult few months for the red-tipped carrier, Virgin Atlantic is set to add five new services from September 1.

Travellers will now be able to jet off from London Heathrow to Delhi, Tel Aviv, Atlanta, Mumbai and Lagos throughout September.

A spokesperson for the airline also added that more routes will be added as 2020 continues, with a gradual recovery anticipated in 2021 as customer demand increases.

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic, commented: “We’re continually reviewing our network and as countries begin to open up their borders, we’re introducing more and more flying.”

He added: “We can’t wait to welcome our customers back onboard and flying them safely to their destinations – whilst our services may temporarily be little different and our crew will be wearing masks, they will be smiling

behind them and working incredibly hard to deliver the experience we know our customers love.

“Initial feedback from our customers on our restart services has been overwhelmingly positive, flying safe and well, returning to the skies with confidence.”

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