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Air India to launch 787 service to Birmingham

5-Jul-2013 9:49 AM

Air India announced (04-Jul-2013) plans to launch four times weekly Amritsar-Delhi-Birmingham service on 01-Aug-2013, operated with Boeing 787 aircraft. This will be the fourth Air India service to UK from India. Earlier in Jun-2013, Air India introduced 787 equipment on services to London, which was the third service to the city from India. Air India at present operates 21 times weekly to London including seven on the Mumbai-London-sector and 14 on the Delhi-London sector. The carrier configures its 787-8 aircraft with 256 seats - 18 business and 238 economy.  Martyn Lloyd, commercial director of Birmingham Airport, explained "This is fantastic news for our region and we're delighted that Air India has recognised the strong demand that lies in our catchment and will be operating the new Dreamliner aircraft on the route". [more - original PR]