Virgin Atlantic has announced a new service connecting flights from Delhi to New York’s John F Kennedy (JFK) airport via London Heathrow. The new service to JFK will commence from October 28, 2012 and will complement the airline’s existing same day connection from Delhi to Newark via London Heathrow. The new service is being launched to build upon the airline’s strong performance to Newark from Delhi and to capitalise on the growing passenger numbers to New York and the USA. The new route will offer seamless connectivity to New York for traffic out of Delhi. Passengers arriving from Delhi land at Heathrow shortly before 6 pm and will depart for JFK at 7:25 pm before landing in New York around 11:30 pm local time. On their return, passengers will depart JFK at 8:40 am and land into Heathrow at 7:40 pm local time. They will then be able to smoothly connect to the popular 10 pm departure out of London towards Delhi. The airline’s success on the Delhi-Newark route was a key factor in launching this new London-New York service (Virgin’s sixth daily out of London).