Virgin Atlantic revives services to five destinations

Virgin Atlantic will resume flying from Heathrow to Delhi, Tel Aviv, Atlanta, Mumbai and Lagos throughout September.

It said additional routes will be added throughout 2020 followed by a “further, gradual recovery through 2021 in line with customer demand”.

Juha Jarvinen, chief commercial officer, said: “We’re continually reviewing our network and as countries begin to open up their borders, we’re introducing more and more flying.

“We’re incredibly excited to resume services to Delhi, Tel Aviv, Atlanta, Mumbai and Lagos this September as well as increasing the frequency to other destinations.

“We’re now offering daily flights to New York JFK and Los Angeles and twice-weekly flights to Shanghai.

“We’ll also be restarting flights to further destinations from October onwards, including new services to Pakistan from both London Heathrow and Manchester.”

Delhi starts on Tuesday September 1 and will be three times a week. It will be followed by Tel Aviv on September 6; Lagos on September 10; Atlanta on September 15 and Mumbai on September 16.

Virgin Atlantic is also expanding its onboard food and drinks service from Tuesday.

A hot food service will be available all cabins with economy and premium economy customers being served a “Fly safe, eat well” meal box.

There is an expanded alcohol service and new special meals, including lacto-ovo vegetarian and kosher from September 1, and vegan, halal, low-lactose, gluten friendly from October 1.

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