Virgin Atlantic will be flying from Delhi to Manchester starting in October 2020. This is the first time Virgin Atlantic will fly from India to Manchester. Along with its double daily service from Delhi to Heathrow and daily service from Mumbai to Heathrow, the airline will now offer 600,000 seats per year between India and the UK.
Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic commented: “2020 marks our 20th anniversary of flying to India and as the destination continues to grow in popularity for both business and leisure travel, we’re thrilled to announce for very first time a new service flying three times a week from Delhi to Manchester, our home in the north.’’
Flights will go on sale from March
This year marks Virgin Atlantic’s 20th anniversary of flying to Delhi. To commemorate this, it will fly to India from Manchester for the very first time. 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 Saturday at 08:10 landing back at 12:10. Return Economy fares start from INR63720 per person. Flights on sale from 3rd March 2020.
Manchester is the UK’s third-largest airport. It seamlessly connects to the rest of the UK. Virgin Atlantic offers connectivity to destinations such as Edinburgh and Belfast with Flybe, soon to be rebranded Virgin Connect. The flights from Delhi to Manchester will also have connections to New York and Orlando.
The carrier is also looking to add a daily Cape Town service flying from Heathrow complementing the existing service to Johannesburg.