Virgin Atlantic will launch a three times a week passenger service to Delhi from Manchester in October this year. The new North of England route, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft, will see Virgin Atlantic Cargo tap into the 20bn pounds of annual trade between the UK and India. UK-Indian trade currently generates 100,000 tonnes of imports and exports moving by air each year – including high volumes of vegetables, fresh fruit, spices and apparel. This expansion comes as the airline celebrates the 20th anniversary of flying to India.