Virgin Atlantic will axe its venerable Heathrow-Dubai service next March after more than a decade.
The airline on Wednesday (June 27) confirmed the service would be wound down from March 31, 2019.
Virgin said the “difficult” decision came after it conducted a “thorough review” of its network, adding a combination of external factors had ensured the route was no longer economically viable.
Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic chief commercial officer, said: “It‘s never an easy decision to withdraw a route, and we’d like to thank our customers and dedicated team in Dubai for their loyalty over the last 12 years.
“We’ll continue to offer daily flights between Dubai and London Heathrow until 31 March 2019, and will be sad to say goodbye to this fantastic city.”
Daily flights to the Gulf state will continue until the end of March with bookings available for the duraction. Virgin Holidays will continue selling package holidays to Dubai.