Virgin Atlantic doubling Orlando-Belfast nonstops
By Adrian Pingstone (Arpingstone) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Coinciding with Northern Ireland’s remarkable progression to the knockout stages of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in France and the Brexit vote, Virgin Atlantic will double nonstops next summer from Belfast (International) to Orlando. The route will now operate twice weekly. The Virgin route to Orlando is one of only two transatlantic routes from the capital of Northern Ireland along with United Airlines nonstop service to Newark.
In the wake of the Brexit vote which saw UK citizens elect to leave the European Union (although Northern Ireland and Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay) it is possible more tourists from the UK will choose Florida since the beaches of Spain will now be less accessible. However, it is likely Virgin Atlantic’s loading of the increased Orlando-Belfast service was planned before the Brexit referendum fate was decided it is possible we will see even more flights from the UK to Florida in the near future.