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Virgin Atlantic launches 787-9 Dreamliner between Delhi-London
06 Apr 2015
  • 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.
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  • Virgin Atlantic is the first European carrier to fly the larger Boeing 787-9 version of the Dreamliner on the Delhi-London Route.


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  • 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.
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  • 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.” 
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  • 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. 
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