Monday, January 12, 2009
Virgin Atlantic has confirmed that it will be reducing its frequencies between June and September to BOM-Mumbai, India from its London Heathrow hub. Currently, flights are flown daily nonstop using an A 340-300, however from June they will be reduced to 5 weekly flights only.
VS and Kingfisher should seriously look into a code sharing arrangement where by VS code shares on KF's BLR-LHR flights and KF code shares with VS on their DEL-LHR flight. This will give both carriers access to 3 key India-UK markets rather than rely on serving them using their own aircraft and wasting money. Both airlines should also look into the possibility of code sharing to EWR from LHR on VS 18 and VS 7 as these flights connect nicely with both VS and IT's UK-India-UK flights in both directions.