India to be 3rd largest market

Virgin Atlantic has relaunched a daily direct flight between Mumbai and London, and will add a second daily service from Delhi in March 2020. This would make India its third largest market.

Nisha Verma

Virgin Atlantic relaunched its daily direct operations between Mumbai and London Heathrow on October 28, 2019, complemented further by a new second daily service to Delhi, which will start on March 29, 2020. With the additional daily flight to Delhi and the newly-launched Mumbai service, Virgin Atlantic will offer more choice to India than ever before.

Commenting on the same, Alex McEwan, Country Manager India, Virgin Atlantic, said, “Across our entire network, our ambition is to be the most loved travel company, and India is no exception. We are excited to offer unrivalled service across three daily flights to India, providing customers with even more choice when flying to London and beyond to USA.”

We are confident that our new service will be a big hit with corporate customers, providing them with a choice of timings

Claiming that India’s aviation market is projected to become the third largest in the world in the next 10 years, he added, “At Virgin Atlantic, we are also in a period of growth and are ambitiously staking a claim as UK’s second flag carrier. In this vein, it is essential that we have a strong presence in the most important markets in the world, which India is absolutely a part of. With a second service to Delhi and our new Mumbai service, India will be the third largest market for Virgin Atlantic, underlining its importance to us as an airline.”

McEwan shared that they are working closely with the travel trade and receive incredible support from them. “One of our key pillars at Virgin Atlantic is ‘Best in Partnering’, and our strong relationships with the travel trade were demonstrated by the huge amount of excitement we received after announcing our expansion in India. We are confident that our new service will be a big hit with corporate customers, providing them a choice of timings,” he shared.

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