Virgin Atlantic relaunched its daily direct operations between Mumbai (BOM) to London Heathrow (LHR) on 28th October 2019, complementing its long-established route between London and Delhi. The Mumbai flights operate on Virgin Atlantic's Boeing 787-9 aircraft offering customers the fantastic Upper Class and Premium cabins along with three ways to fly Economy - Light, Classic and Delight.
The daily service will depart and arrive in the morning at London Heathrow, offering seamless connections between India and the US. 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. The airline is Wi-Fi enabled across the fleet, 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 expanding our route network by returning to Mumbai. Along with our long-standing route to Delhi, we are now able to provide travellers with an increased offering to the thriving Indian market and an opportunity to experience our award winning service between the UK and India. Together with our partners at Delta, we offer an excellent choice of connections to the USA via Heathrow Airport."
Dave Hodges, Commercial Manager - India, at Virgin Atlantic commented, "We are really excited to now have a daily flight serving Mumbai-London. Amidst the festive season in India, it is a special time to start the flight and we are confident that Mumbai is going to love the best of Bollywood entertainment and the best Indian food onboard our state of the art 787-9 Dreamliner."
Virgin Atlantic offers chauffeur driven car service for its Upper Class customers anywhere within 75 miles of Mumbai airport, the only direct carrier offering the service on Mumbai - London route. The service is also extended to customers travelling to and from Pune.
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 commenced in September 2019, with flights to São Paulo, Brazil starting in 2020, marking the airline's first venture into South America.