Virgin Atlantic launches 787-9 Dreamliner between Delhi-London
- Virgin Atlantic
launched its maiden 787-9 Dreamliner flight to London from New Delhi on 31
March 2015. Virgin Atlantic operates 7 daily flights every week from Delhi to
London with many onward connections, including New York.
- Virgin Atlantic is the
first European carrier to fly the larger Boeing 787-9 version of the Dreamliner
on the Delhi-London Route.
- The 787-9s are
configured with 301 Upper Class, 35 Premium Economy and 198 Economy seats. The
in-flight features include access to Wi-Fi connectivity, in-flight
entertainment with movies and the largest cabin windows of any aircraft flying
today (65% larger than the industry standard.
- Speaking at the
launch, Nick Parker, Head of India and Middle East for Virgin Atlantic said: “It is a proud moment for us today as we
make history being the first airline in India to fly the 787-9 Dreamliner
between Delhi and London with onward connections, including New York. We’ve
been serving and delighting our customers for 15 years from Delhi and the
launch of the Dreamliner, with our latest cabin interiors, further demonstrates
our commitment to India and enables us to build on the success of our Delhi
route. We know our Indian customers are going to love flying our
Dreamliner. Every aspect has been meticulously designed to enhance their
experience; not only seats and social spaces, inflight entertainment and Wi-Fi,
but we’ve also invested in other areas that are so important to customers,
including the onboard meal services. I’m delighted to confirm that we’ve
increased the number of our fantastic local Indian crew on each flight, who
along with our exceptional airport team, will deliver the personalised Virgin
Atlantic service that our customers so love.”
- Virgin Atlantic flies
to 33 destinations worldwide, including locations across North America, the
Caribbean, Africa and the Far East.
- Virgin Atlantic also
shares a joint venture with Delta Air Lines, creating an expanded
trans-Atlantic route. The two airlines now codeshare to offer passengers
connections to 202 destinations.