Virgin Atlantic to fly from Manchester to India

Virgin Atlantic Airways has made this announcement:

Virgin Atlantic will launch a duo of new routes from Manchester to Mumbai on December 19, 2020 and to Delhi on January 5, 2021 benefitting half a million Indian diaspora living across the north

Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce it will be launching services to Delhi and Mumbai from Manchester as the airline ramps up flying from its home in the north.

Flying three times a week from Manchester to Mumbai beginning in December and twice weekly to Delhi starting in January, these new services will go on sale on 20th October and will complement the airline’s existing daily services to these two Indian cities from London Heathrow.

Virgin Atlantic looks forward to resuming its Manchester to Barbados service on October 26, 2020, followed by its first flight from Manchester to Islamabad launching on December 10, 2020. Flights from London Heathrow to Islamabad and Lahore launch on December 12 and 13.

 

Route details:

Manchester to Mumbai

Frequency: Three times a week (Mon, Wed, Sat) starting on 19th December 2020

Flight number: VS326 / VS327

Aircraft type: Boeing 787-9 – 31 Upper Class. 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light

Fare: Return Economy fares start from £473 per person, Premium from £733, and Upper Class from £2,481

The new Mumbai service will benefit the 58,757 passengers from Manchester Airport’s vast catchment area that travel to the city indirectly each year.

Manchester to Delhi

Frequency: Twice a week (Tues, Fri) starting on 5th January 2021

Flight number: VS324 / VS325

Aircraft type: Boeing 787-9 – 31 Upper Class. 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light

from £480 per person, Premium from £1,135 and Upper Class from £2,512

Virgin Atlantic restarted passenger flying on July 20, 2020 after a three-month hiatus due to the Covid-19. To ensure the health and safety of customers and crew, Virgin Atlantic is implementing additional measures to offer peace of mind in the airport and when taking to the skies. These include enhanced and thorough cleaning practices at check in, boarding gates and onboard including the use of electrostatic spraying of high-grade disinfectant in all cabins and lavatories before every flight, ensuring no surface is left untouched.  Safe distancing will also be adhered to wherever possible, and mask wearing will be required throughout the journey. All customers will be provided with a personal Health Pack for their health and safety, which will contain three medical grade face masks to be worn onboard, surface wipes and hand gel.

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