Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce its expansion in India, offering customers more options to the region than ever before with new daily flying from London Heathrow to Bengaluru (Bangalore). Since 2019, Virgin Atlantic has increased capacity to India by 250%, the airlines’ largest area of growth outside the US. With the launch of Bengaluru in summer 2024, the airline will offer almost 500,000 seats each year between the UK and India, signalling its commitment to the country.
Launching on 31st March, the new service will boost the airline’s international network and will be the airline’s fourth daily service to India. As Virgin Atlantic returns to growth post pandemic, Bengaluru will complement its long-established double daily services between London Heathrow and Delhi, daily flying to Mumbai as well as its growing codeshare with IndiGo, India’s leading airline, which covers 34 destinations across India.
Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic, commented, “We couldn’t be happier to be expanding our offering in India, it’s a destination our people and customers love to fly to.
“Known as India’s Silicon Valley, the rapidly growing city of Bengaluru represents an incredibly exciting opportunity for us as we continue to expand our India offering, offering increased connectivity for customers not only between the city and the UK but to key tech hubs in the US including Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Whether travelling for business or leisure, we look forward to welcoming customers onboard offering them our signature personalised experience, delivered by our amazing people.”