Travelling To The UK Just Became Easier And More Frequent

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic to add more flights to London-Mumbai route after Jet Airways suspended operations earlier this year.
Passengers waiting at the Heathrow Airport, London
Passengers waiting at the Heathrow Airport, London

In an attempt to fill the void created by Jet airways in the aviation industry, British Airways plans to increase the frequency of the flights on the Mumbai-London route. The carrier plans to add four more flights to its existing schedule of 14 flights. They will now run 18 flights in a week from Mumbai to London.

The airline&rsquos existing operations include 49 flights a week from five cities in India. There is daily, double service from both Mumbai and Delhi and a daily service from Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. After this move comes in March 2020, British Airways&rsquo will operate 56 flights from India to the UK.

The increase comes after carrier Jet Airways suspended its operations (embed link) in the month of April, leaving scope for carrier services to be enhanced.

The new operations that will be functional next year, will be carried out by a Boeing 787-9 aircraft where the passengers will have the option of flying first, club world, world traveller plus and world traveller.

Apart from this, British Airways is also offering the lowest adult return prices currently based on a 7-night return journey at Rs 51,921, beginning September 2019.

Virgin Atlantic is also restarting its daily services from Mumbai to London beginning October 27, 2019.

According to their website, &ldquoThe Mumbai flights will be operated on Virgin Atlantic&rsquos Boeing 787-9 aircraft, offering customers the airline&rsquos award-winning Upper Class, Premium and Economy Light, Classic and Delight cabins. Virgin Atlantic offers a full on board service in each of its cabins, providing complimentary food, drink and over 300 hours of entertainment across films, TV and music channels. All of the airline&rsquos 787-9 are fully Wi-Fi enabled, allowing customers to stay connected throughout their flight.&rdquo

The new Mumbai flights mark Virgin Atlantic&rsquos 27th daily service from London Heathrow and its third new route announcement this year.

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