Virgin Atlantic announces flights between London Heathrow and Bangalore, to launch in Summer 2024

Virgin Atlantic, the airline, the second carrier based out of the UK and a recent addition to the SkyTeam network, has just announced new flights from Bengaluru, which have been expected for some time now.

Virgin Atlantic to launch a flight between London Heathrow and Bangalore.

Since 2019, Virgin Atlantic has increased its capacity to India by 250%, the airline’s most significant area of growth outside the US.  Virgin Atlantic has today announced a new flight between London Heathrow and Bangalore, effective March 31, 2024. Launching on March 31, the service will be the airline’s fourth daily service to India and will operate around the year.

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The timings of the flight will be:

VS316 LHR1145 – 0215(+1)BLR
VS317 BLR0405 – 1015LHR

The Bengaluru flights will operate on Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which has 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy seats, and the airline’s UpperClass social space.

With the launch of Bengaluru in the summer of 2024, the airline will offer almost 500,000 seats each year between the UK and India. Bengaluru will complement its long-established double daily services between London Heathrow and Delhi, daily flying to Mumbai, and its codeshare arrangement with IndiGo, which covers 34 destinations across India.

Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Offer, Virgin Atlantic, commented,

We couldn’t be happier to be expanding our offering in India, it’s a destination our people and customers love to fly to. Known as India’s Silicon Valley, the rapidly growing city of Bengaluru represents an incredibly exciting opportunity for us as we continue to expand our India offering, offering increased connectivity for customers not only between the city and the UK but to key tech hubs in the US including Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Whether travelling for business or leisure, we look forward to welcoming customers onboard, offering them our signature personalised experience, delivered by our amazing people.


Virgin Atlantic has announced a new flight will be launched connecting Bangalore and London Heathrow on March 31, 2024. This will be a year-round, daily operation from the airline and its fourth flight in India. The airline will operate this with a 787-9 aircraft.

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