Virgin Atlantic Cargo plans new UK-Delhi service

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced that it will launch a new route between Manchester (MAN) and Delhi (DEL) using A330-200 aircraft. The service will begin from October 26. The airline will operate three weekly flights on the new route, to depart every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The MAN-DEL route supports the carrier’s existing U.K.-India service between London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Mumbai (BOM); the carrier is launching another service which is scheduled to commence from March 29, for twice-daily flights between DEL and LHR.
“The United Kingdom is one of India’s biggest and fastest-growing trading partners for products such as technology and automotive components, pharmaceuticals and fresh produce as well as other general cargoes,” said Dominic Kennedy, Managing Director, Virgin Atlantic Cargo. The MAN-DEL service also offers connections to India for Virgin Atlantic Cargo customers in the U.S. The carrier currently operates from New York (JFK), Atlanta (ATL) and Orlando (MCO) to MAN and will relaunch its seasonal routes from Las Vegas (LAS) and Los Angeles (LAX) in March and May, respectively.