Virgin Atlantic to fly Delhi and Mumbai starting from December

Virgin Atlantic has confirmed that it will fly to India from Manchester beginning on December 20. Virgin confirmed that the flight would commence from Manchester to Delhi and Mumbai. There will be three weekly flights to Mumbai beginning in December and two weekly flights to Delhi starting in January.  The carrier would deploy one of its latest and most fuel effective jets, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, on these new routes.

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Virgin Atlantic will also provide speedy freight service in addition to flying travelers, offering new possibilities for investors looking to importing and exporting products such as fresh fruit, pharmaceutical products, and fabrics across prime markets in the United Kingdom, the United States, and India, as the airline reported in the statement.

Bookings can be confirmed from October 20 and will support the airline’s current services to London Heathrow starting Mumbai and Delhi. India does have the world’s most significant immigrant population, Virgin Atlantic reported, through over 16 million Indians residing outside the nation and 5,00,000 communities in central England.

Flights from the United Kingdom to India

Under a reciprocal agreement with India’s government, British Airways has restored nonstop flights connecting India and London Heathrow. As of August 17, 2020, British Airways operations have resumed. There are five flights per week to London Heathrow from Delhi and Mumbai, and four a week from London to Hyderabad and Bengaluru. 

Air India served Delhi-London-Delhi, Delhi-Birmingham-Delhi, and Ahmedabad-London-Bengaluru and Mumbai-London-Mumbai before the outbreak. Both UK flights have been halted after the pandemic. 

Indian airlines Spice-jet and Vistara have both been approved to fly to Britain. From December 4, SpiceJet would offer two weekly flights from Delhi and one weekly flight from Mumbai to Heathrow. In these markets, Spicejet would operate the Airbus A330-900 Neo aircraft. Eighteen business class seats and 353 economy are obligated on 371 Seater A330 aircraft. The carrier provides another all-inclusive discounted returning discounted fare beginning at £473 from both Delhi-London-Delhi and Mumbai-London-Mumbai flights to mark the arrival of its first long-haul trip.

While Vistara, the partnership of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, serving the London Heathrow Airport from August 28. Vistara conducts weekly flights through Delhi to London Heathrow starting August 28 until September 30.


First, Jet Airways traveled to Manchester, the 3rd most significant airport in the United Kingdom by traveler number, linking Mumbai to England’s northwestern city. The destinations appear, nevertheless, unexplored from India after its demise in April 2019.

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