Mumbai: The national flag carrier Air India on Thursday said it will connect Amritsar and New Delhi with Birmingham in England four days a week from next month.
Currently, Air India operates 21 flights per week to London-- seven on the Mumbai-London sector, and 14 on the Delhi-London sector-- the airline said in a statement here.
Last month, Air India had introduced Dreamliner services to London. The airline is also offering attractive inaugural fares on the Delhi-Birmingham-Delhi sector for a limited period, with a free add on in the sector from Delhi to Ahmedabad, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.
The new Dreamliner flight will operate on the Amritsar-Delhi-Birmingham-Delhi-Amritsar route on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The AI-113 flight will leave Amritsar at 1030 hrs, reach Delhi at 1150 hrs and will depart at 1330 hrs to reach Birmingham at 1800 hrs, it said.
The return flight AI-114 will take off from Birmingham at 2130 hrs and reach Delhi the next day at 1005 hrs. The flight for Amritsar will leave Delhi at 1205 hrs and arrive in Amritsar at 1305 hrs.
Earlier this week, AI had said it would fly nonstop to Sydney and Melbourne, marking a return to the Australian market after 16 years.
First Published: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 15:21