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A Virgin Atlantic 787-9 landing in Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Virgin Atlantic to Take On Opportunities Left By Jet Airways, Adds Heathrow to Mumbai Service

Virgin Atlantic announced it will be restarting flights between London and Mumbai as of October 27. The new flight announcement follows the recent demise of Jet Airways' operations, which used to codeshare with Virgin Atlantic on the route, allowing passengers to access Virgin Atlantic's North American route network. “2019 marks a significant period of growth for Virgin Atlantic and I’m delighted that we’re continuing to expand our route network once more, by returning to Mumbai," said Juha Jarvinen, Virgin Atlantic’s…

Delta to Link New York and Mumbai with New Service

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has announced that it will be commencing nonstop service between New York and Mumbai. The flight is expected to begin on Dec. 22 and will operate daily on a year-round basis between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Delta's…

Air India Express 737 Hits Airport Perimeter Wall on Takeoff

An Air India Express 737 en route from the southern Indian city of Trichy to Dubai on Friday had to land in Mumbai three hours into its flight after Trichy Airport officials reported that the aircraft ‘might have’ hit an airport perimeter wall prior to takeoff. BBC News reported that…

KLM Returns to Mumbai Following 16 Year Hiatus

KLM has announced it will reconnect Mumbai and Amsterdam using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft after ending the service over 16 years ago. The airline had previously stopped flights to India’s largest city in 2001 when demand weakened. In a statement, Pieter Elbers, KLM President and CEO said, “KLM’s network…