Virgin Atlantic has announced it will be offering new travel options to four Indian cities through an expanded codeshare agreement with its partner, Jet Airways.
Virgin Atlantic customers will be able to purchase tickets to Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata, connecting between Virgin Atlantic’s London Heathrow – Delhi service and Indian domestic codeshare flights operated by Jet Airways.
The extended agreement will offer customers the convenience of having all of their boarding passes issued at the originating airport, whether their travel originates in the UK or India.
Joe Thompson, senior vice president of network at Virgin Atlantic, said: “It’s really important to us to be able to offer our customers convenient one-stop options to get to where they want to fly.
“As part of our commitment to the Indian market we already operate a successful codeshare with Jet Airways between London and Mumbai and we’re delighted that our partnership is allowing us to open up other popular destinations in India for our customers.”
Virgin Atlantic operates a daily service between London Heathrow and Delhi on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the newest aircraft in its fleet.
On board, customers can enjoy a more comfortable journey in the light and airy cabin, with enhanced seating and ample legroom.
Commenting on the development, Raj Sivakumar, chief commercial officer, Jet Airways, said: “We are indeed pleased to offer enhanced connectivity to Virgin Atlantic guests by offering seamless travel through this expanded codeshare arrangement.
“Virgin Atlantic guests can now avail themselves of convenient connections on Jet Airways’ extensive network to multiple points within India.
“Guests get to enjoy Jet Airways’ world class service, and the warm Indian welcome accorded by our cabin crew.”