The company has recently announced the resumption of its daily services to Mumbai from London's Heathrow, after discontinuing its flights between the two cities four years ago (Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images).


BRITISH carrier Virgin Atlantic has opened its ticket booking service today (28) for  Mumbai-London flight service scheduled to restart on October 27.

The company has recently announced the resumption of its daily services to Mumbai from London’s Heathrow, after discontinuing its flight service between the two cities four years ago.

At present, the British airline operates a daily flight on the Delhi-London route.

The Mumbai flight will be operated with a 258-seater Boeing 787-9 planes in three class configuration -31 business, 35 premium, and 192 economy class, the company said in a release.

Virgin Atlantic commercial executive vice president Juha Jarvinen said: “2019 marks a significant period of growth for Virgin Atlantic… that we’re continuing to expand our route network once more, by returning to Mumbai.

“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.”

The new Mumbai flight marks Virgin Atlantic’s 27th daily service from London Heathrow and its third new route this year.

Flights to Tel Aviv, Israel are due to commence in September 2019, with flights to São Paulo, Brazil starting in 2020, marking the airline’s first venture into South America.