Virgin Atlantic and Flybe Announce New Codeshare Flights to Scotland

Published on 2017-03-14

As of Tuesday 14 March, Virgin Atlantic and Flybe have extended their codeshare agreement on flights to Scotland. The flights will connect travellers from Shanghai to Edinburgh or Aberdeen via London Heathrow and are on sale from Sunday 26 March.

  • Virgin Atlantic and Flybe have  extended their codeshare agreement  on flights to Scotland  
  • Virgin Atlantic flights from Shanghai will seamlessly connect to Edinburgh or Aberdeen via London Heathrow
  • The new flights are now on sale at for travel from 26th March

Travellers in China can now book flights with Virgin Atlantic to Scotland - thanks to closer cooperation with Europe’s leading regional airline, Flybe.

From Tuesday 14 March customers will be able to book tickets to travel from Shanghai with Virgin Atlantic, and connect onto Flybe flights at London Heathrow to Aberdeen or Edinburgh. Scotland is one of the most iconic locations in the UK– famous for the scenic Highlands, cultural festivals, Whisky tasting, and the mythical Loch Ness Monster.

The new flights are available for travel from 26th March and will allow customers to seamlessly connect between Virgin Atlantic and Flybe. Customers’ bags will be checked all the way from Shanghai to Edinburgh or Aberdeen. 

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Brad West, Head of APAC for Virgin Atlantic commented: “Our partnership with Flybe will help bring beautiful Scotland a little closer to Shanghai thanks to new daily connections via London Heathrow. From 26th March customers can fly to London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic and transfer seamlessly onto their Flybe flight to Edinburgh or Aberdeen to explore Scotland’s famous scenery, history and culinary delights.”

Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, adds: “Flybe is especially delighted that this extension of our valued codeshare partnership with Virgin will enable us to better serve Scottish travellers and global visitors, further realising our ambition of being a ‘One Stop to the World’ for the UK regions. We greatly look forward to cementing our commitment to Scotland and welcoming even more Virgin passengers on board our new Heathrow flights to Aberdeen and Edinburgh when they start at the end of March.”

Virgin Atlantic currently offers a daily flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to London Heathrow using Boeing787-900 with an option of Upper Class, Premium Economy or Economy cabins. To book a flight with Virgin Atlantic, log onto or call 021-61361777.