Monday, June 24, 2013

NEWS | Air India to launch Birmingham-Delhi direct flights from August 1

Air India will launch direct flights between Birmingham and New Delhi from August 1, with its new Boeing 787-800 'Dreamliner' aircraft, it was announced today.

The flights will operate four times a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving from Delhi into Birmingham at 1900 hours and departing to Delhi from Birmingham at 2130 hours.

According to a release, the 256 seat B787-800 series aircraft has a split cabin, consisting of 18 business class and 238 economy seats.

Martyn Lloyd, Commercial Director of Birmingham Airport, said: "This is fantastic news for our region and we're delighted that Air India has recognised the strong demand that lies in our catchment and will be operating the new Dreamliner aircraft on the route.

"There's been significant support from the city, and indeed the region, for a direct service to India and we're pleased to see that direct flights are now available on a brand new aircraft which will give passengers a fantastic experience. We also thank everyone involved who has worked tirelessly to make this happen, particularly our Brand Ambassador for Asian Markets, Uday Dholakia." 



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