Virgin Atlantic will resume its direct service from Heathrow to Chicago from May 9, 2011.

The seasonal service will operate four times per week gradually building up to a daily service from May 22 using an Airbus A340-300.


The service will support increased passenger numbers to the city of Chicago and the Great Lakes of North America region throughout the summer. The flight will return to Virgin Atlantic’s schedule for the winter season in October 2011.

Return flights to Chicago O’Hare from Heathrow start from £402 per person.

Toby McCarrick, executive director of the Great Lakes of North America commented: “This is a welcome addition for the Great Lakes region. We are pleased to be able to offer UK travellers even more options for travel to this popular leisure destination, famous for the great outdoors and real Americana.”

The Virgin Holidays Great Lakes itinerary, a 12-night flydrive, starts and ends in the city of Chicago with the tour taking you through some of the region’s big cities and small town life, priced at £1,439 per person it includes return flights, accommodation and car hire. To book a package visit or call 0844 557 3859

For further information on the Great Lakes of North America visit

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