Air India launches new non-stop flight from London to Ahmedabad

Thursday August 11, 2016
By Jaimini Prabhune  ( Assistant Editor )
An Air India plane

An Air India plane

Air India has launched new non-stop flights from London’s Heathrow Airport to Ahmedabad beginning from August 15. The flight from London Heathrow to New York will be thrice a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Earlier, Air India passengers flying between London and Ahmedabad had to stop at Mumbai or travel via Delhi. This non-stop service will reduce journey time by up to 3 and a half hours, each way.

Non-stop flights from London Heathrow to Newark, New Jersey in the USA are being introduced, effective from August 15, 2016. Customers will be able to experience direct flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft operating on these routes. The 18 Business Class seats offer the luxury of comfortable, flat beds to ensure passengers arrive fresh and relaxed at their destinations. The economy class cabins have a seat pitch of 33 inches, and a good width of 17 inches.

Ms Tara Naidu Regional Manager UK & Europe for Air India said, ‘We are delighted to announce the introduction of non-stop flights from London Heathrow to Ahmedabad, a popular destination for the huge Gujarati community in the UK. We are excited to restart flights from London Heathrow to the USA. Both these direct flights commence from 15 th August 2016 coinciding with India’s 70 th Independence Day.’

Air India, a Star Alliance Member, now operates 5 flights from the UK, into India’s gateway cities, with the choice of seamless connections to over 50 domestic destinations within India. Passengers can take advantage of convenient onward international connections to Bangkok, Colombo, Hong Kong, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Maldives, Melbourne, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney &; Tokyo.

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