July 15, 2024

Virgin Atlantic to ramp up Mumbai service

Virgin Atlantic will add a second daily flight from London Heathrow to Mumbai from October, signalling its continued commitment to the region. 

The new service will start on October 27 and will go on sale from April 10.

It will be the airline’s fifth daily service to India and complements its double daily services to Delhi and recently launched flights to Bengaluru. 

From 2025, Virgin Atlantic will offer over one million seats to India, a 350% capacity growth since 2019.

The services will operate on the airline’s state of the art Airbus A350-1000, with Upper Class, Premium and Economy Delight, Classic and Light as well as the airline’s signature Upper Class social space.

It will also offer seamless connectivity and a premium long-haul experience for those customers connecting via Heathrow from destinations throughout North America including Seattle, San Francisco and New York JFK, with Virgin Atlantic and transatlantic joint venture partner, Delta Air Lines. 

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic, said: “There is a huge opportunity for us in India. It has a dynamic, fast-growing economy and we’re anticipating a huge growth in demand for international travel from the region. We know both our customers and people love travelling to India and we have a rich history in the destination.”

Through GSA partner InterGlobe Air Transport, Virgin Atlantic is also quadrupling the number of Indian based cabin crew operating on its India routes this summer.

It will now average four Indian cabin crew on each flight in order to deliver a more personalised service to Indian customers.

Alongside its three direct India routes from Heathrow, Virgin Atlantic has a strategic partnership with IndiGo, giving passengers seamlessly connections to other popular destinations in India such as Ahmedabad, Goa and Hyderabad.