Aiming to increase its international footprint, Air India on Friday announced 20 additional flights per week to Birmingham and London in the UK and San Francisco in the US.
It is part of an ongoing effort to reclaim its position as a leader on the international aviation map.
Additional Flights will Be Launched in A Phased Manner from October to December
With five additional flights a week to Birmingham, nine to London and six to San Francisco, Air India will be able to offer customers over 5,000 additional seats per week and will be adequate in terms of connectivity, convenience and cabin space. option will be ensured.
- Air India’s current schedule of 34 flights per week to the UK will now increase to 48 flights.
- Birmingham will get an additional five flights per week (three from Delhi and two additional from Amritsar).
- London will get nine additional weekly flights, five from Mumbai, three from Delhi and one from Ahmedabad.
- In all, seven Indian cities will now have Air India non-stop flights to the UK capital.
- Flights from India to the US will increase from 34 to 40 per week.
Air India will now connect Mumbai with San Francisco with thrice-weekly service and resume thrice-weekly Bengaluru operations.
It will take on Air India’s San Francisco offering from 10 to 16 weekly, with non-stop service from Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Commenting on the development, Campbell Wilson, CEO and MD, Air India, said, “As Air India re-establishes itself under the Vihaan.ai transformation program, adding frequency to more international destinations from major Indian cities. And improving connectivity is an important focus.”
In addition to leasing new aircraft, Air India is working to restore existing narrow-body and wide-body aircraft to the operating fleet.
Prior to the expansion described above, the airline has already enabled the addition of several domestic services between Delhi and Vancouver along with frequency increases.