Virgin relaunches flights to Mumbai


Sir Richard Branson's airline Virgin Atlantic is to start flying to the Indian city of Mumbai again, it was announced today.

The daily service from Heathrow Airport will start on October 28.

Virgin suspended services to Mumbai (formerly Bombay) in 2009.

The carrier will operate Airbus A330 aircraft on the route. Restarting the service will create 100 jobs in India and the UK.

Virgin Atlantic chief executive Steve Ridgway said: "We are proud to be flying to Mumbai again, linking this wonderful city to our key destinations of London, New York, Boston, Washington and Chicago.

"India's phenomenal growth continues to drive travel to the UK and the USA and we know our passengers are going to love the connections the new flight offers."