Monday, June 05, 2023

Virgin Atlantic aims for larger share in India with Heathrow to Bengaluru daily flights

Virgin Atlantic today announced expansion in India with the upcoming launch of new daily flights from London Heathrow to Bengaluru, as the British airline continues to boost its international network and tap connection to a city considered to be the Silicon Valley of the Asian nation.

Virgin Atlantic will connect London Heathrow to Bengaluru from March 31, 2024, for both customer and cargo operations, marking its rapid growth in the India region with a capacity increase of 250% since 2019.

"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," the company said in a release.

India is Virgin Atlantic's largest area of growth outside the US. With the launch of Bengaluru in summer 2024, the airline will offer almost 500,000 seats each year between the UK and India, it added.

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

05/06/2023 Economic Times

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