Virgin hopes to fly high with new India service

Nivedita Ganguly Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on October 26, 2012


Virgin Atlantic said that its product investment programme for India would reach more than £300 million as it starts its flights from London Heathrow to Mumbai.

The two new A330 aircraft with its latest product to both Mumbai and Delhi represents a record product investment in the region for the airline, the company said.

The move will also create 140 new jobs across India and the UK.

One million people fly between Mumbai and the UK each year, with the market increasing by 10 per cent in the last two years alone.

With India’s economy remaining one of the fastest growing in the world, Virgin Atlantic expects passenger numbers to continue to rise.

The key market for the airline will be business travellers and leisure travellers which represent 80 per cent of the three crore plus passengers the British airline will initially carry each year to and from India.

Follow us on Telegram, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Linkedin. You can also download our Android App or IOS App.

Published on October 26, 2012
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor