Jet Airways closure prompts airline to open new London-Mumbai daily route
Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, India, with flights on sale from Tuesday, 28th May.
The first service is set to commence on 27th October 2019 and will complement the airline’s long established route between London and Delhi.
The Mumbai flights will be operated on Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft, offering customers the airline’s award-winning Upper Class, Premium and Economy Light, Classic and Delight cabins.
Virgin Atlantic offers a full on board service in each of its cabins, providing complimentary food, drink and over 300 hours of entertainment across films, TV and music channels.
All of the airline’s 787-9 are fully Wi-Fi enabled, allowing customers to stay connected throughout their flight.
Juha Jarvinen, Executive Vice President, Commercial, at Virgin Atlantic, commented: “2019 marks a significant period of growth for Virgin Atlantic and I’m delighted that we’re continuing to expand our route network once more, by returning to Mumbai.
“Until recently we’ve been able to serve this important market through our partnership with Jet Airways, however, since Jet Airways has sadly suspended its operation, we now have an opportunity to provide alternative options for our customers and meet this demand.”
The new Mumbai flights marks Virgin Atlantic’s 27th daily service from London Heathrow and its third new route announcement this year.
Flights to Tel Aviv, Israel are due to commence in September 2019, with flights to São Paulo, Brazil starting in 2020, marking the airline’s first venture into South America.