We are currently monitoring Tropical Storm Idalia, which is forecast to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday evening.

At this time, we expect our Miami and Orlando services to operate as scheduled, however we recommend that you regularly check our website for updates as we continue to evaluate the weather.

Following the close monitoring of forecasted weather and discussions with airport authorities, Tampa Airport have confirmed that they will close the airport on Tuesday 29th August and Wednesday 30th August 2023, which unfortunately means we have had to cancel the following flights.

Tuesday 29th August

  • VS129 London Heathrow - Tampa
  • VS130 Tampa – London Heathrow

Wednesday 30th August

  • VS129 London Heathrow - Tampa
  • VS130 Tampa – London Heathrow

Customers will be sent their new flight details once rebooked. You will be rebooked onto the next available flight, but due to availability please note, your new flights may depart on a different date, involve travel via a connecting airport or depart/arrive at an alternative airport.

If your new flight is departing on an alternative date, we kindly request you please remain at home or in your original accommodation, retaining your receipts for reimbursement via our Customer Care team. Further information can be found in our Flight Disruption Policy.

In the meantime, customers impacted by these cancellations who would like to re arrange their travel dates, or who no longer wish to travel, can choose their options here.

If you booked through Virgin Atlantic Holidays, you will be contacted directly. Bookings made via travel agent, please contact them directly to make changes and discuss your options. 

If you are due to fly to one of the below destinations and your flight is still scheduled to operate, we are offering the below flexible policy to customers to allow the option to change their travel dates should they no longer wish to travel between the impacted period.





Orlando (MCO)


Tampa (TPA)


Miami (MIA)

28-31 August 2023

03 September 2023

03 September 2023

  1. When rebooked travel occurs on or before September 03, 2023 in the same cabin of service as originally booked, the fare difference will be waived.
    • A fare difference may apply when the waiver is class to class restrictive and the original booking class is not maintained in the rebooked itinerary.
  2. When rebooked travel occurs after September 03, 2023, a difference in fare may apply.

We appreciate that this extraordinary circumstance will have an effect on your plans & we thank you for your patience and understanding.