Virgin Atlantic, the United Kingdom-based full-service carrier has announced that it will operate an additional daily service between Delhi and London Heathrow starting from June 1.
From June onwards, the airline will offer both morning and night departures from Delhi to London, giving travellers more options for both business and leisure travel between India and the UK’s capital cities.
The statement comes as regular international flights to and from India resume on March 27. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, scheduled commercial international aircraft services were suspended in the last week of March 2020.
Alex McEwan, Country Manager for South Asia at Virgin Atlantic, said;
“We are excited to offer customers even more choice this summer when flying to London Heathrow and beyond, with a double daily Delhi service, alongside our daily Mumbai service. This will be our largest ever flying programme to India, which is our third-largest market globally. Customers can fly with confidence, knowing that our ‘Fly safe, fly well’ programme will take care of them throughout their journey. With fewer travel restrictions than at any other point during the pandemic, this is the perfect opportunity to book your trip.”
Virgin Atlantic, in collaboration with Delta Air Lines, will provide seamless connections between Delhi and the United States via Heathrow, with US destinations including New York JFK, Boston, Austin, Seattle, and Atlanta.
Virgin Atlantic is also making changes to its Mumbai flight schedule effective March 27. The flights from Mumbai will now depart in the afternoon and arrive in the evening at London Heathrow.
Notably, Virgin Atlantic has a flexible booking policy that allows customers to change their flights with no change costs until December 31, 2023.