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Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Virgin Atlantic expands summer programme from Heathrow



Virgin Atlantic has announced a new flying programme for summer 2020 including a new second daily service to Delhi, a new weekly flight to San Francisco and the next routes to debut its new A350 aircraft.





A second daily service to Delhi will start on March 29 2020 and will go on sale on Saturday November 23.


It will depart Heathrow in the morning, complementing the airline's current evening departure. Together with Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic will offer seamless connections between Delhi and New York JFK, Boston, Detroit and Atlanta via Heathrow. 


The airline will also be re-timing its Mumbai flight to an evening departure from Heathrow, offering a more convenient choice for business customers.  


Virgin Atlantic is also expanding its San Francisco programme, boosting the service to twice daily.


The airline will fly its brand new A350 on this route from May 2020 and, coupled with the new flight, will boost capacity by 40,000 seats for the summer season.


By August, Virgin Atlantic's A350 aircraft will fly to five destinations across its network and all its flights to Africa will be on the new aircraft.


The next daily routes to debut the aircraft from summer 2020 are Johannesburg from March 2020; Los Angeles from April 2020; San Francisco from May 2020 and Lagos from August.  


Virgin's A350 aircraft took to the skies in September with an inaugural flight to New York, with a totally redesigned Upper Class cabin.


Virgin has ordered a total of 12 A350-1000 aircraft, all scheduled to join the fleet by 2021.

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