Following the earlier Virgin Atlantic Little Red A320 technical issue at London Heathrow, Aer Lingus A320 EI-DEA, which had arrived into London Heathrow as EI168 from Dublin, was used to operate the Virgin Atlantic Little Red VS3043/VS3044 London Heathrow – Manchester rotation. The aircraft then positioned London Heathrow – Dublin as VS879. As a result EI169 London Heathrow – Dublin was cancelled.