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Virgin Atlantic to expand in India with new flights

Posted : 06 June 2023 12:33:16 | By TWO Bureau | GNN Bureau

Virgin Atlantic to expand in India with new flights

Virgin Atlantic has announced its expansion in India, offering customers more

options in the region than ever before with new daily flights from London Heathrow to

Bengaluru (Bangalore). Since 2019, Virgin Atlantic has increased its capacity to India

by 250%, the airline’s largest area of growth outside the US. With the launch of

Bengaluru flights in the summer of 2024, the airline will offer almost 500,000 seats

each year between the UK and India, signalling its commitment to the country.

Launching on March 31, the new service will boost the airline’s international network

and will be the airline’s fourth daily service to India. As Virgin Atlantic returns to

growth post-pandemic, Bengaluru will complement its long-established double daily

services between London Heathrow and Delhi, daily flying to Mumbai as well as its

growing codeshare with IndiGo, India’s leading airline, which covers 34 destinations

across India.



Bengaluru, also known as the Silicon Valley of India, is a rapidly growing tech hub

and one of the largest corporate markets in India, whilst intrepid travellers will enjoy

the city’s rich culture and beautiful parks and gardens. This new service will enhance

connections between this fast-growing city and the UK, as well offering seamless

connectivity and a consistent long-haul experience for those customers connecting

via London Heathrow to destinations throughout North America including Seattle,

San Francisco and New York JFK, with Virgin Atlantic and its transatlantic joint

venture partner Delta Air Lines.



The Bengaluru flights will operate on Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

aircraft boasting 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic

and Light seats as well as the airline’s signature Upper Class social space.

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Offer, Virgin Atlantic, commented, “We couldn’t be

happier to be expanding our offering in India, it’s a destination our people and

customers love to fly to.



“Known as India’s Silicon Valley, the rapidly growing city of Bengaluru represents an

incredibly exciting opportunity for us as we continue to expand our India offering,

offering increased connectivity for customers not only between the city and the UK

but to key tech hubs in the US including Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Whether travelling for business or leisure, we look forward to welcoming customers

onboard offering them our signature personalised experience, delivered by our

amazing people.”





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