London Stansted boosts flights to India with new service to the country’s economic capital Mumbai
Air India is offering a direct flight from London Stansted to Mumbai from 21 February using state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The route will be a first for the airport and comes just three months after the airline launched the only direct flights from London to the northern city of Amritsar from London Stansted – the carrier’s inaugural route from the airport.
The three-times a week service begins on February 21 initially for the winter season and will be operated by a 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner offering both business and economy class.
The news has been welcomed by businesses and organisations in the region who say the new link will generate significant trade and investment opportunities. While tourism chiefs expect inbound tourism will increase as the UK is the second most popular European destination for Indian travelers.