Virgin Atlantic welcomes back booze onboard as travel restrictions loosen

VIRGIN ATLANTIC is to boost its offering for passengers onboard as travel restrictions across the globe begin to relax. Following months of a basic food and beverage service onboard, travellers will now be able to enjoy a heightened experience.

PUBLISHED: 17:35, Tue, Sep 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:35, Tue, Sep 1, 2020

The UK-born airline is set to ramp up its offering for those jetting off abroad as coronavirus guidelines relating to travel lessen. Customers can now enjoy more food options and an enhanced beverage menu - once again including alcohol.

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Amid the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Virgin Atlantic customers were only able to enjoy one main meal service.

This was accompanied by a beverage service made up of soft drinks and juices.

However, now the airline is increasing its menu while still ensuring safety guidelines are met.

A hot food service is now available in all cabins.

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Alcohol on Virgin Atlantic flightFlights: Virgin Atlantic is resuming its inflight meu (Image: Getty Images)

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The airline is also resuming its alcohol service, with champagne, miniature liquors and mixers as well as beer and wine on offer in Upper Class, and a choice of beer, wine and miniature liquors and mixers in Economy and Premium.

Economy and Premium Economy customers can select a “Fly safe,

eat well” meal box, which incorporates a choice of three hot meals along with cheese and biscuits and a dessert.

Meanwhile, passengers in Upper Class may select from a choice of three hot meals, as well as enjoy a dessert, cheese plate and a ciabatta roll, all delivered to their seat on a tray.

Those seated in Upper Class may also select from the reintroduced snack service providing sweet and savoury nibbles throughout the duration of the journey.

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