Virgin Atlantic Resuming Flights to Mumbai, India

May 21, 2019

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After a four year absence Virgin Atlantic have announced they will resume flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Mumbai (BOM) from October 27 2019.

The flights will be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft featuring Economy, Premium and Upper Class products with the following daily schedule

  • London Heathrow (LHR) 10:15am Departure → Mumbai (BOM) 00:40am Arrival
  • Mumbai (BOM) 2:55am Departure → London Heathrow (LHR) 07:35am Arrival

Exact flight numbers are yet to be announced.

Virgin Upper Class. Photo by Nicky Kelvin / The Points Guy

The route resumption comes in the wake of Virgin Atlantic’s partner Jet Airways ceasing operations completely, including this route.

Juha Jarvinen, Executive Vice President, Commercial, at Virgin Atlantic said of the decision: “I’m delighted that we’re continuing to expand our route network once more, by returning to Mumbai. Until recently we’ve been able to serve this important market through our partnership with Jet Airways, however, since Jet Airways has sadly suspended its operation, we now have an opportunity to provide alternative options for our customers and meet this demand.”

Tickets on this new route go on sale on 28 May and award availability should be loaded at the same time. A return, off-peak redemption using Flying Club miles will be priced as follows:

  • Economy – 20,000 miles
  • Premium – 35,000 miles
  • Upper – 75,000 miles

Plus fees, taxes and fuel surcharges.

Virgin Atlantic already operates flights between London and Delhi (DEL). This is the third new route announcement for Virgin Atlantic this year, with previously announced flights to Tel Aviv (TLV) and to São Paulo (GRU).

Featured image by Virgin Atlantic

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