Virgin Atlantic announce Manchester – Delhi

Virgin Atlantic has today announced a new service from Manchester to Delhi.  Starting 26 October, it’ll operate three-weekly with an A330-200 on the following schedule:

  • Manchester – Delhi on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturday: 1640-0605+1 
  • Delhi – Manchester on Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays: 0810-1210

This airport-pair has not been served in the past decade, but it has total point-to-point demand of about 61,000. Given its outbound schedule from Manchester, no US airport connects on a two-way basis with competitive transit times. However, various regional cities should connect once Virgin Connect is operational.

Virgin has been focusing on India in recent years, with a second-daily London Heathrow – Delhi service from this April and a new London Heathrow – Mumbai operation from last October. Manchester – Mumbai remains a slightly larger unserved market than Manchester – Delhi.

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