Virgin Atlantic (VS, London Heathrow) restarted operations on July 20, 2020, with scheduled passenger services from its base at London Heathrow to Hong Kong Int'l, New York JFK, and Los Angeles Int'l.

Flights to Hong Kong and Los Angeles are currently operated with B787-9s, while the route to New York is served by A350-1000s.

The carrier plans to restart services to Bridgetown, Shanghai Pudong, San Francisco, CA, and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion in early August with more routes to be gradually added after that. In the second half of August, the airline also hopes to restart transatlantic services from Manchester Int'l alongside those from Heathrow.

The British airline suspended all scheduled passenger operations at the end of April, although it did not cease all activities as it operated (and continues to operate) numerous repatriation and cargo charters. As an all-widebody airline with no short-haul flights and a very limited network of medium-haul flights - none of which are to the European Union - Virgin Atlantic has been more severely affected by the COVID-caused border closures than British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) or other rivals.