London Gatwick has said that Air India will be launching four new routes to Goa, Ahmedabad, Amritsar and Kochi (Cochin), starting from March 26.
In addition, Air India has also announced five additional services to London Heathrow Airport. These new routes strengthen the established links between the UK – particularly London – and India.
The Indian airline will be operating 12 flights a week between London Gatwick and the four Indian destinations on 787-8 aircraft, with 256 seats across business and economy classes. These include:
* Three flights a week to Goa, on the western coast of India, famed for its beaches and Portuguese heritage
* Three flights a week to Ahmedabad, in western India, and the largest city in the state of Gujarat
* Three weekly flights to Amritsar, the second largest city in the state of Punjab in north-western India
* Three flights a week to Kochi (Cochin), a major port city on the south-western coast, known as the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala
Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, Gatwick Airport said: ‘The arrival of Air India and its four routes to London Gatwick is fantastic news for the airport and passengers across London and the south-east.
‘India not only offers wonderful cities and beach destinations to explore but provides a wealth of opportunities for businesses and wider connectivity. These connections are also hugely important to our local and regional communities, with people looking to visit family and friends across India.’
Tickets for these new flights are now on sale and can be booked via the Air India website.
To Heathrow, Air India will add 5 additional weekly frequencies with Delhi increasing from 14 to 17 times a week and Mumbai from 12 to 14 times a week.