Virgin Atlantic, the renowned British airline, made a significant announcement today regarding its plans to introduce new daily services to Bengaluru, India, starting from next year. This move comes as Bengaluru, widely known as the IT capital of India, becomes the airline’s fourth daily service destination within the country.
The strategic decision to expand its operations in India showcases Virgin Atlantic’s commitment to growth and development, positioning the nation as its primary area of expansion outside of the United States.
Expanding Operations in India
Since 2019, Virgin Atlantic has consistently increased its capacity to India, experiencing an extraordinary surge of 250 percent. This remarkable growth has allowed the airline to serve a larger number of passengers while fostering stronger connections between the United Kingdom and India.
The company’s efforts to enhance its services have been well-received, prompting this latest development to meet the rising demand for travel to and from India.
Superior Comfort and Amenities: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
The new flights to Bengaluru will be operated using Virgin Atlantic’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. This modern aircraft offers exceptional comfort and amenities for passengers, ensuring a pleasant and enjoyable travel experience.
|Route||Aircraft||On Sale||Launch Date||Frequency|
|LHR-BLR-LHR||Boeing 787-9||14 June 2023||31 March 2024||Daily – year round|
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will accommodate 192 Economy Delight, Classic, and Light seats, alongside the airline’s renowned Upper Class social space featuring 31 Upper Class seats, 35 Premium seats, and 35 Premium seats. With this remarkable range of seating options, Virgin Atlantic aims to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of its valued customers.
Collaboration with IndiGo: Expanding Reach Across India
The partnership between Virgin Atlantic and IndiGo, India’s leading airline, has played a pivotal role in expanding the former’s reach across India. Through a growing codeshare agreement, Virgin Atlantic’s customers gain access to an extensive network of 34 destinations within India.
This collaboration has significantly enhanced connectivity options and made travel more convenient for passengers, supporting the airline’s objective of becoming a preferred choice for flights to and within India.
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