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Last Virgin Atlantic Manchester to Islamabad flight VS362 was operated on April 8.

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Abbas Ali wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:33 pm Last Virgin Atlantic Manchester to Islamabad flight VS362 was operated on April 8.

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Demand must've of dried up temporarily, lets hope come mid may, once the UK releases its holiday destinations list, and Pakistan is off the red list, there is some normality is services.

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Re: Pakistan to be Added in England Red List from April 9

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Abbas Ali wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:33 pm Last Virgin Atlantic Manchester to Islamabad flight VS362 was operated on April 8.

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Flights from red list countries can only arrive at certain airports. Manchester is not one of them.

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Re: Pakistan to be Added in England Red List from April 9

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baberblues wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:05 pm
Abbas Ali wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:33 pm Last Virgin Atlantic Manchester to Islamabad flight VS362 was operated on April 8.

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Demand must've of dried up temporarily, lets hope come mid may, once the UK releases its holiday destinations list, and Pakistan is off the red list, there is some normality is services.
There are a couple of reasons why the Manchester flights have been cancelled. I am currently in Pakistan and have a return leg booked with them which is likely to get cancelled.

Flights to and from Pakistan are only allowed from LHR. Therefore Virgin has had to temporarily suspend Manchester.

As Pakistan is in the red list countries, people flying back can only arrive at designated ports. Currently Manchester is NOT one of them. I reached out to Manchester airport and they said the home office decides on the ports and the quarantine hotels and there are no immediate plans for Manchester to be included.

Currently VA is cancelling one flight at a time and auto booking pax onto LHR. Pax do have the options for refund (which will be very low amount if the outbound leg has been used) or to postpone and chose a travel date until April 2023.

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Re: Pakistan to be Added in England Red List from April 9

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Thank you guys for the info.

This is going to affect PIA that had arranged operation of chartered aircraft flights mainly between Islamabad and Manchester after EASA ban.

Virgin Atlantic Islamabad to Manchester flight VS363 getting cancelled at least since April 9.

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Re: Pakistan to be Added in England Red List from April 9

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Passenger loads on BA & VS flights to Pakistan have significantly dropped to 5% - 15% both ways. BA & VS will be cancelling more flights to Pakistan in the coming days/weeks ahead.

Some have already been re scheduled for May.

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Not surprised the loads are so low given the cost & prospect of hotel quarantine due to Pakistan being on the UKs red list of countries.

Flights are already being cancelled. Virgins Manchester and LHR flights and BAs LHR flight to/from Islamabad are all cancelled today.

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Re: Pakistan to be Added in England Red List from April 9

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Virgin Atlantic has cancelled all Man-Islamabad flights until 17.05.

This is also the earliest date that international travel will be permitted in the UK as part of the roadmap accounced by the UK government.

An announcement is due in early May as to where each country will be (green, amber or red) traffic light system.

At best Pakistan will move from red to amber (as supposed to red to green).

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British Airways London to Islamabad flight BA261 cancellations.

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British Airways London to Lahore flight BA259 cancellations.

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