Virgin Atlantic pledge £300m India investment
- By Jack Preston -
- Oct 26, 2012
Virgin Atlantic have today announced that its product investment programme for India would reach more than £300m, as it re-starts flights from London Heathrow to Mumbai.
The move will create 140 new jobs across the two countries, as the launch of the service to Delhi and Mumbai represents a record level of investment in the region for the airline.
“We are delighted to be back in this amazing city after four years. The importance of strengthening the connections between the economies of New York, London and Mumbai cannot be emphasised enough – our daily connecting service from Mumbai all the way to New York will be a winner for businesses across all three continents,” explained Richard Branson.
“Given the importance of both of our Indian markets we are introducing our newest aircraft on flights to both Mumbai and Delhi which represents hundreds of millions of pounds of investment and will create many new jobs.”
The restarting of the Mumbai route, following a four year absence, will double the airline’s capacity to India. One million people fly between Mumbai and the UK each year, with the market increasing by 10% in the last two years alone. With India’s economy remaining one of the fastest growing in the world, Virgin Atlantic expects passenger numbers to continue to rise.
To find out more, head over to the Virgin Atlantic website.
You can also learn about the Virgin Group Founder’s trip to India this week, by visiting his blog.