The British carrier Virgin Atlantic has planned to re-launch its London-Mumbai route from October this year. The airline had ceased this route in the year 2009 due to slumping profits at the time of recession.
The new flight to Mumbai will begin from London's Heathrow airport on October 28 and will return back the next day.
Virgin Atlantic will be deploying A330-300 aircraft on the Mumbai-London route. The aircraft features a three-class configuration including 33 Upper Class seats, 48 Premium Economy seats and 185 seats for economy class travellers taking cheap flights deals with the airline.
Apart from the launch of this new route, Virgin Atlantic will also offer easy connections from London Heathrow to various US cities such as New York, Boston, Chicago and Washington.
Sir Richard Branson, president Virgin Atlantic Airways expressed his happiness on the new flight launch and said that the company is proud to operate flights to India and connecting it to its various key destinations like London, New York, Boston and Washington.
Virgin's Airbus A330 aircraft is highly fuel-efficient and uses over15 per cent less fuel than A340-300. The high fuel efficiency factor of this new aircraft of Virgin Atlantic will perhaps be quite fruitful for the holiday makers seeking cheap flights to India with the airline.
The tickets for the Mumbai-London route will be put on sale from April 4 at Virgin website and with various travel agents.