Virgin Atlantic resumes London-Lagos flight September 10 | Dailytrust

Virgin Atlantic resumes London-Lagos flight September 10

After a five-month hiatus, Virgin Atlantic said on Saturday it would be resuming flight from London to Lagos on 10th September.

This follows the announcement of the reopening of the airports for international flights by the Federal Government with effect from August 29.

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Daily Trust reports that the airline had earlier planned to return to the Lagos-London route on August 25.

The airline said the flight would be operated with its new A350-1000 aircraft which is packed with innovation and many thoughtful features.

To ensure the health and safety of customers and crew, the UK carrier said it is implementing additional measures to offer peace of mind in the airport and when taking to the skies.

These include enhanced and thorough cleaning practices at check-in, boarding gates, and onboard including the use of electrostatic spraying of high-grade disinfectants in all cabins and lavatories before every flight, ensuring no surface is left untouched.

The airline also disclosed that safe distancing will also be adhered to wherever possible, and mask-wearing will be required throughout the journey.

“All customers will be provided with a personal Health Pack for their health and safety, which will contain three medical-grade face masks to be worn on-board, surface wipes, and hand gel,” it said in a statement.

The airline will be offering a simplified hot food service in all cabins, redesigned to limit interaction, enclosed and controlled from preparation in a COVID-safe, monitored environment to the moment it is served.

According to the carrier, the Economy and Premium Economy customers will now enjoy a “Fly safe, eat well” meal box, which incorporates a choice of two hot meals, cheese and biscuits and a dessert pot washed down with a choice of wine, beer, soft drinks, and bottled water.

Justin Bell, Commercial Manager, Virgin Atlantic said: “We are delighted to be able to relaunch flights between Lagos and London Heathrow, showcasing our brand new A350-1000 aircraft.

“We will always ensure that health and safety remain our number one priority, whilst keeping our signature Virgin spirit and our teams have been working tirelessly to implement new measures and evolve our customer experience.

“We are looking forward to welcoming customers back on-board, taking them to the skies safely and in true Virgin Atlantic style.”

“The health and wellbeing of our customers and crew are at the center of all our operations and that includes social distancing at the airport and on-board wherever possible, meticulous cleaning of the aircraft and individual Health Packs for all customers, containing medical-grade face masks, hand sanitizer, and surface wipes.”

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