Virgin Atlantic’s CEO, Steve Ridgway, who travelled to Mumbai on Virgin Atlantic’s inaugural flight from London, was welcomed to India by Tariq Butt, Mumbai Airport’s VP Airport Marketing & Aero Business.
- Virgin Atlantic returned to India’s largest city Mumbai (BOM) on 29 October when the British airline resumed services from its London Heathrow (LHR) base. The airline, which also serves Delhi in India, previously served Mumbai between 2005 and 2009 and now points out the growth that the UK-India market has experienced since then. Flights are now operated daily with the airline’s 266-seat A330-300 aircraft, competing with twice-daily flights on each British Airways and Jet Airways as well as also daily flights on Air India. Notably, the route also used to be operated daily by Kingfisher Airlines. In addition to traffic between India and the UK, Virgin Atlantic targets transfer traffic between India and the US with the relaunched route.