Virgin Atlantic to launch Manchester – Delhi and Manchester – Barbados service

Virgin Atlantic Airways has announced new flying from Manchester and London Heathrow with services taking to the skies from October 2020 onwards.

For the first time, Virgin Atlantic will fly to India from Manchester and coupled with the airline’s double daily service from London Heathrow to Delhi and daily service from London Heathrow to Mumbai, the airline will now offer over 600,000 seats per year between the UK and India.

In addition, Virgin Atlantic looks forward to adding a daily Cape Town service flying from London Heathrow complementing the existing service to Johannesburg. Increased flying between Manchester and Barbados and Heathrow and Havana will also offer customers more choice than ever before.

  • Manchester to Delhi

This year, Virgin Atlantic is celebrating its 20th anniversary of flying to Delhi and in addition to the airline’s twice daily service from London Heathrow, on October 26, 2020, the airline will launch new flying from Manchester to Delhi. Flying to India from Manchester for the very first, this new three times a week service will fly on an A330-200 aircraft. Operating on a Monday, Thursday and Saturday, the VS318 will depart Manchester at 16:40 landing the next morning in Delhi at 06:05, the return service, the VS319, will depart on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday at 08:10 landing back at 12:10.

  • Manchester to Barbados

From January 2021, customers will now have more opportunities to fly to this jewel in the Caribbean than ever before. In addition to daily flights from London Gatwick and a seasonal flight from London Heathrow in winter, Virgin Atlantic will now fly a Boeing 747 three times a week on a Monday, Thursday and Saturday from Manchester.

  • London Heathrow to Cape Town

Sunseekers this winter can head down to South Africa on Virgin Atlantic’s new daily seasonal winter service flying between London Heathrow and Cape Town. Flying on a Boeing 787-9 aircraft, this new service launches on October 25, 2020 and will complement the existing daily Airbus A350 service to flying between London Heathrow and Johannesburg. Flight VS478 will operate as a night flight departing London Heathrow at 16:20 arriving into Cape Town at 05:55 whereas the inbound, flight VS479, will depart at 08:00 landing later that day at 18:00.

  • London Heathrow to Havana

As the only UK airline flying direct to Havana, Virgin Atlantic is delighted to add an additional weekly service to the city. Now flying three times a week on a Tuesday, Friday and Sunday on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Virgin Atlantic is offering 45% more capacity compared to winter 2019 to this vibrant city.

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