Following the airline’s resumption of services from London Heathrow to Hong Kong, New York JFK, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Barbados, Virgin Atlantic has unveiled its planned passenger flying restart to India.
All customers eligible under the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs as per the air bubble scheme will be able to travel onboard Virgin Atlantic’s direct services to London Heathrow and the US.
The airline plans to operate three flights a week from Delhi to London Heathrow from September 2. The Mumbai service restarts from September 17 and will operate four flights a week to London.
Both the destinations will provide connections to New York JFK and will operate on 787-9 Dreamliner.
Alex McEwan, Commercial Manager India, Virgin Atlantic, said, “This year marks 20 years of flying between UK and India, and we’re delighted to resume our passenger services to this beautiful country. We know many of our customers will be excited to reunite with friends and family and we are looking forward to welcoming them on board, taking to the skies safely in true Virgin Atlantic style.
The health and wellbeing of our customers and crew remain our number one priority and our teams have been working tirelessly to implement new measures and evolve our experience so customers can feel confident to book and fly with us. This includes social distancing at the airport and onboard wherever possible, meticulous cleaning of the aircraft and individual Health Packs for all customers, containing medical-grade face masks, hand sanitizer, and surface wipes.”