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Return to Mumbai

By: Dave Gunner

May 21, 2019

We’re resuming flights to Mumbai with a new daily service starting October 2019

We’re relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, India, complementing our long established route between London and Delhi. Flights go on sale from Tuesday 28th May with the first service set to commence on 27th October 2019.

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 flows to and from the US.

The Mumbai flights will be operated on our Boeing 787-9 aircraft, offering our award-winning Upper Class, Premium and Economy Light, Classic and Delight cabins. We offer a full onboard service in each of our cabins, providing complimentary food, drink and over 300 hours of entertainment across films, TV and music channels. All of our 787-9 aircraft are fully Wi-Fi enabled, allowing you to stay connected throughout your flight.

“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 our executive vice president, commercial, Juha Jarvinen. “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.”

“Combined with our long-standing route to Delhi, we’re able to provide travellers even more opportunity to experience our award winning service between the UK and India. Not only are we providing an increased offering to the thriving Indian market, but together with our partners at Delta, we can offer unrivalled choice and more seamless connections to the USA via Heathrow Airport.”


As well as flying customers, we continue to see increased demand for cargo. This fast cargo service will offer new opportunities for companies looking to export and import goods between Mumbai and prime markets in the UK and US.

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Dave Gunner

Dave is the co-editor of Ruby, the Virgin Atlantic Blog. He has worked at Virgin Atlantic for over two decades. In that time he has amassed some truly epic memories but never lost his fascination with the airline world. Dave's on a mission to bring you some great insights into our people, planes and planet.

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