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Virgin Atlantic Announces New London-Heathrow Flying Program For Summer 2020

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

On Tuesday, Virgin Atlantic announced a new Summer flying program from London-Heathrow including a second daily flight to Delhi and a new weekly flight to San Francisco.

Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330neo - Courtesy Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic announced their new summer 2020 program from London-Heathrow yesterday, including a second flight to Delhi - adding 108,000 additional seats for the season. Combined with Virgin’s new service to Mumbai, the airline will now offer three daily fights to India. A brand-new Airbus A350 will make its debut on the Johannesburg, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Lagos routes. The new aircraft features a redesigned Upper Class cabin and an innovative new social space for passengers to enjoy.

The new morning flights to Delhi will be available for sale starting November 23, 2019 for travel commencing March 29, 2020. With their Delta Air Lines partnership, Virgin Atlantic offers seamless connections from Delhi via London-Heathrow to New York, Boston, Detroit and Atlanta. The Mumbai flight will be shifted to the evening for the benefit of business customers.

With the addition of Virgin Atlantic’s new weekly service (on Fridays) the airline will now offer twice daily service from London-Heathrow (LHR) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on the U.S. West Coast. Starting May 2020, Virgin Atlantic will be operating a brand new A350 on the San Francisco route and along with the new weekly service, route capacity will be boosted by 40,000 seats. The A350 will also debut with daily service to Johannesburg, starting March 2020 and Los Angeles from April 2020. In May 2020, Virgin will also begin daily A350 service to Lagos. In Tuesday’s announcement, Virgin Atlantic’s EVP – Commercial, Juha Jarvinen said,

“As we work to achieve our ambition to become the most loved travel company, we’re pleased to announce extra flights to some of our most popular destinations. Next year will mark twenty years since Virgin Atlantic started flying to Delhi, and the service continues to grow in popularity for both business and leisure travel. The second daily service from Heathrow is an excellent opportunity to meet customer demand on this route and, coupled with our new service to Mumbai, we’re able to offer even more choice and unrivalled Virgin Atlantic service to customers traveling between the UK and India.”

Virgin’s new A350-1000 service started last September with inaugural service to New York. The aircraft features a redesigned Upper Class cabin with a new loft area, tail camera and in-seat ordering. Virgin Atlantic has ordered a total of 12 Airbus A350-1000s, all of which will be delivered by 2021.

Source: Virgin Atlantic


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