Virgin Atlantic has announced the launch of services from Delhi and Mumbai to Manchester.
Flying three times a week from Mumbai to Manchester beginning in December and twice weekly from Delhi starting in January, these new services will go on sale on October 20 and will complement the airline’s existing services from Mumbai and Delhi to London Heathrow.
As well as flying customers, Virgin Atlantic will offer a fast, efficient cargo service presenting new opportunities for companies looking to export and import goods such as fresh produce, pharmaceuticals and textiles between prime markets in the UK, US and India.
“Following the relaunch of services from Heathrow to Mumbai and Delhi in September 2020, these new services from Manchester represent our continued investment in India. Both Mumbai and Delhi are popular year-round destinations, and we look forward to welcoming travellers from the North and Midlands onboard as demand for leisure and business travel gradually increases to the region,” says Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Atlantic.
Mumbai to Manchester –
Frequency: Three times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays) starting on December 20, 2020.
Aircraft type: Boeing 787-9 with 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats.
Fare: Return Economy fares start from ₹49,885 per person, Premium from ₹79,500, and Upper Class from ₹2,07,270.
Delhi to Manchester –
Frequency: Twice a week (Wednesdays, Saturdays) starting on January 6, 2021.
Aircraft type: Boeing 787-9 – 31 Upper Class with 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats.
Fare: Return Economy fares start from ₹52,369 per person, Premium from ₹91,000, and Upper Class from ₹2,16,150
Virgin Atlantic restarted passenger flying from India on September 2 after a five-month hiatus due to the Covid-19.
To ensure the health and safety of customers and crew, Virgin Atlantic is implementing additional safety measures. These include enhanced and thorough cleaning practices at check in, boarding gates and onboard including the use of electrostatic spraying of high-grade disinfectant in all cabins and lavatories before every flight, ensuring no surface is left untouched. Safe distancing will also be adhered to wherever possible, and mask wearing will be required throughout the journey. All customers will be provided with a personal Health Pack for their health and safety, which will contain three medical grade face masks to be worn onboard, surface wipes and hand gel.
Virgin Atlantic will resume its Manchester to Barbados service on October 26, followed by its first flight from Manchester to Islamabad launching on December 10. Flights from London Heathrow to Islamabad and Lahore launch on December 12 and 13.