Virgin Atlantic announces first domestic route between Manchester and London Heathrow

The airline Virgin Atlantic has announced it's going to start its first domestic route flying between Manchester and London Heathrow.

It's just a week since Richard Branson's Virgin Trains company lost its contract to run between the North West and the Capital.

But Virgin says the new plane route is more about competing with British Airways, which already flies between the two cities.

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New plane route to London

Sir Richard Branson's airline Virgin Atlantic has outlined plans to fly from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport from next spring.