Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, a thriving cargo route for customers in India, the UK and US.
The first service is set to commence on 27th October 2019 and will complement the airline’s long-established route between London and Delhi.
The daily service will not only enhance a vital link between India’s commercial centre and the UK’s capital, but it also provides seamless connections via Heathrow between India and the US.
The new flights will depart and arrive Heathrow in the morning to align with connecting passenger and cargo flows to and from the US.
The Mumbai flights will be operated on Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft, providing up to 26 tonnes of cargo capacity.
“2019 marks a significant period of growth for Virgin Atlantic and I’m delighted that we’re continuing to expand our route network once more, by returning to Mumbai,” said Juha Jarvinen, executive vice president, commercial, at Virgin Atlantic.
“Until recently, we’ve been able to serve this important market through our partnership with Jet Airways, however, since Jet Airways has sadly suspended its operation, we now have an opportunity to provide alternative options for our customers and meet this demand,” he added.
The new Mumbai flights mark Virgin Atlantic’s 27th daily service from London Heathrow and its third new route announcement this year. Flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, are due to commence in September 2019, with flights to São Paulo, Brazil, starting in 2020, marking the airline’s first venture into South America.
Together with partner Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic offers customers an unrivalled choice of U.S. destinations and the leading transatlantic service from London Heathrow. Both airlines offer over 28 daily flights between London and the USA.
Source: Logistics Middle East