Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed that Air India will launch a new flight between London and Ahmedabad, the largest city in his home state of Gujarat.
Addressing crowds at Wembley Stadium during his state visit to the UK, Modi revealed that “from December 15, there will be direct flights between London and Ahmedabad”.
According to Air India however, the flights will operate via Mumbai.
The new schedule will see services depart Ahmedabad at 0430 and arrive in Mumbai at 0545. Flights will then depart again at 0705 before arriving in London at 1130. The return service will then leave Heathrow Airport at 1330 and arrive at Mumbai at 0400 the next day. It will then depart Mumbai at 0530 and arrive back in Ahmedabad at 0645.
All flights will be operated using a 256-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with business and economy class seats.
The new route will complement Air India’s existing three daily services from Delhi to London Heathrow and daily flights from Mumbai.