Virgin Atlantic launches new flight service connecting Toronto and London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic announced its return to Canada, the first route to the country in more than a decade, linking two global financial hubs – Toronto and London

Virgin Atlantic launches a new direct route between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and London Heathrow (LHR), marking the airline’s expansion in North America.

The daily service will launch on March 30, 2025 and will operate a mix of its signature aircraft on the route including the A330-900neo, the latest addition to its youngest, greenest fleet. Featuring the airline’s iconic onboard social space, wireless charging, and stylish design touches, Canadians will enjoy connection and comfort at 30,000ft in true Virgin Atlantic style.

The new service will connect two global financial hubs, Toronto and London. The route will complement the existing services between Canada and Europe with the airline’s joint venture partners Delta Air Lines, Air France and KLM. For those customers travelling to London, Heathrow is just a 15 minute train journey from the city centre, perfect for arriving into the city on time for business meetings or for leisure travellers visiting attractions.

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic commented: “We are incredibly excited to be back in Canada and to launch this new service between Toronto and London. With an impressive film, sports, food, and entertainment scene, we know Canadians will enjoy travelling with us to London, a city that also celebrates arts and culture and encourages exploration.

“Our expansion into The Great White North will complement our services from our US heartland to the UK. We know our customers and our people will enjoy all Toronto has to offer, from seamless connectivity onwards across the beautiful region to hockey and film festivals in the city, the city is a lively destination for business and leisure travellers alike,” Jarvinen added.

Khalil Lamrabet, Chief Commercial Officer and interim Chief Operating Officer, Greater Toronto Airports Authority commented, “Demand for travel between Toronto and London is strong. In 2023, more than a million passengers flew between the two international cities, making the route our largest long haul international market. We are excited to welcome Virgin Atlantic to Toronto Pearson. This is a big win not only in terms of capacity, but also choice. Virgin Atlantic’s brand experience and onboard product will be an excellent option for our guests flying from, to and beyond London.”