For the first time, Virgin Atlantic will fly to India from Manchester, and coupled with their double daily service from Heathrow to Delhi and daily service from Heathrow to Mumbai, they will now offer over 600,000 seats per year between the UK and India.
In addition, they're looking forward to adding a daily Cape Town service flying from 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.
- On 26th October, Virgin Atlantic will launch new flying from Manchester to Delhi. This new service will operate three times a week 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 and Sunday at 08:10 landing back at 12:10. Flights on sale from 3rd March 2020.
- From January 2021, they will now fly a Boeing 747 three times a week on a Monday, Thursday and Saturday from Manchester to Barbados. This service is in addition to daily flights from Gatwick and a seasonal flight from Heathrow in winter, and will add an additional 13% capacity compared to Winter 2019.
A reminder of latest Heathrow route updates:
- 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 787-9 aircraft, this new service launches on 25th October and will complement the existing daily A350 service flying between London Heathrow and Johannesburg. The VS478 will operate as a night flight departing Heathrow at 16:20 arriving into Cape Town at 05:55 whereas the inbound, the VS479, will depart at 08:00 landing later that day at 18:00.
As the only UK airline flying direct to Havana, Virgin are delighted to add an additional weekly service from London Heathrow to Havana. Now flying three times a week on a Tuesday, Friday and Sunday on a 787-9 aircraft, Virgin Atlantic is offering 45% more capacity compared to winter 2019 to this vibrant city.
*Information Taken from Virgin Atlantic
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