The second Air India long-haul route from London Stansted took to the skies earlier with the launch of a new three-times a week service to Mumbai. The city is considered the financial and entertainment capital of India.
The trade and tourism industries across the east of England are set to receive a major boost next month as Air India launches a new flight from Stansted. The national carrier will fly direct to Mumbai for the first time.
The first ever scheduled flights to India from London Stansted will take off later this month with the launch of Air India’s three-times a week service to Amritsar in the north west of the country.
Dubai International has welcomed Air India’s inaugural flights from the cities of Indore and Kolkata (Calcutta). The thrice weekly service from Indore is the first international flight out of the city, which is the commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Dubai International has welcomed Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to arrive from the city of Kochi, Kerala, with a traditional water salute. The crew and representatives of the airline were welcomed at a cake cutting ceremony at Concourse D.
Star Alliance member Air India has successfully moved all its operations at London Heathrow’s Airport from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2, the home of Star Alliance. The national airline of India operates up to eight daily flights in and out of Heathrow with either Boeing 777 or Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft and has been serving London for nearly 70 years.
Vietjet has signed a memorandum of understanding with Air India for cooperation on the supply of aviation services connecting Vietnam and India. The deal was signed in New Delhi by vice president of Vietjet Air, Dinh Viet Phuong, and director of commercial for Air India, Pankaj Srivastava.
Airports in India have been advised to step up security following a series of intelligence reports suggesting a possible terrorist attack. Officials were on high alert with warnings a Delhi-Kabul flight operated by state-run Air India could be targeted by Islamist groups.
Air India has played host to the first ever Star Alliance Chief Executive Board Meeting held in India. This follows the national carrier’s joining the world’s longest serving and most comprehensive airline alliance in July last year. Speaking to both local and foreign media in New Delhi, Rohit Nandan, managing director at Air India, thanked all attending chief executives for travelling to India and for a productive two-day meeting.
Gazpromneft-Aero has started supplying aviation fuel for regular flights to Russia by the Indian national carrier Air India in Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Gazpromneft-Aero currently supplies aviation fuel for Air India flights on the Delhi-Moscow route conducted on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft four times a week.