Published Wednesday, 16 July 2014
The news has been welcomed by Belfast International. (© Pacemaker)
The flights will operate from Belfast International Airport between June and July, starting next year.
Uel Hoey from the airport said he is "delighted" with the move which comes at the end of three years of negotiations with Virgin.
It will be the first time Sir Richard Branson's airline has flown from Northern Ireland.
"From June next year, we will be the only airport on the island to accommodate a Virgin service and that is something we are particularly pleased about," Mr Hoey said.
"This is one of the most exciting announcements we have had at Belfast International in recent years. We are delighted that an airline with the status and reputation of Virgin has decided to expand its network by putting the entire island of Ireland on its 'radar'."
The new service comes in addition to the existing Virgin flights between Glasgow and Orlando, with the first Belfast flight set to depart on 25 June 2015.
Virgin chief executive Craig Kreeger said: "I am delighted we are able to offer customers in Northern Ireland and Scotland the opportunity to travel on Virgin Atlantic."
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