From July 11th, Virgin passengers will be able to make calls at 35,000 ft between London and Delhi

Virgin Atlantic passengers travelling between London and Delhi will soon be able to use their mobile phones to make in-flight calls, it has been announced.

From July 11th, the British carrier will begin running its new Airbus A-330 on the popular route – which saw a 15 per cent rise in business class passengers last year.

As part of a £100 million investment programme, Virgin has included the ‘AeroMobile’ system on the new aircraft to allow passengers at 35,000 ft to use their phones as they would on the ground.

The plane also includes a re-designed business class cabin featuring longer beds, improved seats, a new entertainment system and a bar.

“We can’t wait to welcome our customers from Delhi on board in July. Having seen more than 15 per cent growth in business class last year out of Delhi, I am confident the new business class cabin will help us attract even more customers,” Virgin chief executive Steve Ridgway said in a statement.

“The sheer innovation that runs through this pioneering product again showcases our ambition to be the leaders of the aviation industry for customer experience.”

The Airbus A-330 also includes PlaneView – a unique software package that will allow passengers to take a virtual 3D tour of the cabin.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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