Scottish travellers can now book flights to international destinations including Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, and Dubai – thanks to closer cooperation between Virgin Atlantic and Europe’s leading regional airline, Flybe.

Customers will be able to book tickets to travel from Edinburgh and Aberdeen with Flybe, and connect onto Virgin Atlantic flights at Heathrow.

The new Flybe codeshare flights to Heathrow will operate from March 26, offering four services per day from Edinburgh, and up to three services per day from Aberdeet.

The agreement will mean customers can seamlessly connect between Flybe and Virgin Atlantic with a single check-in and bag drop. It will also open up a number of new destinations for Scottish travellers, and help boost inbound tourism and investment.

New destinations on offer from Aberdeen and Edinburgh via Heathrow include Los Angeles from £498 return, San Francisco from £498, Boston from £398, Washington from £418 and Hong Kong from £445.

Erik Varwijk, executive vice president, commercial, Virgin Atlantic, said: “Our partnership with Flybe will bring the world a little closer to Scotland with exciting new Virgin Atlantic destinations available across the US, Asia, and Africa. The extended codeshare agreement builds on the partnership we announced last year which has proved popular with customers across the UK.

“We look forward to offering easy connections to some of our most popular destinations such as the US cities of San Francisco and Boston, as well as helping to boost business and investment with access to major hubs such as Hong Kong and Dubai.”

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