Virgin Atlantic will begin flying an A330 to Delhi from Manchester 3 times a week from October. With the new Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in development at MAN and due to open this summer, this is a great sign for the health of UK air travel outside London.
Virgin Atlantic said:
“Increasing our presence out of Manchester is a huge focus for us. We’re delighted to announce a new service flying three times a week from Manchester to Delhi, additional capacity into Barbados from Manchester as well as a Clubhouse opening this summer.”
Manchester to Delhi
The Manchester-Delhi service will operate as follows:
- Outbound VS318 depart 16:40 arrive 06:05 next day
- Inbound VS319 depart 08:10 arrive 12:10
The outbound flights are Monday, Thursday, Saturday. Inbound is Tuesday, Friday Sunday.
Tickets go on sale from 3rd March.
It’s important to note that sadly the aircraft that will service is this route does not have the latest Upper Class seats.
Manchester to Barbados
From January 2021, there will also be a 3 times weekly flight to Barbados from Manchester, on Virgin’s 747. The flights will be Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Remember that Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and Air France KLM Flying Blue, are now fully joined up for earning and redeeming.