Air India Announce Direct Kolkata-London Flight From September 16


Air India on Tuesday announced that it will start operating direct flight between Kolkata and London starting from September 16 under Phase 6 of Vande Bharat Mission.

The flights between NSC Bose International Airport, Kolkata, and Heathrow in London will operate twice a week from September 16 to October 24. According to the schedule posted by Air India, the service would be available on Thursdays and Sundays from Kolkata, and Wednesdays and Saturdays from Heathrow.

Here is the schedule of Air India direct flights between Kolkata and London under Vande Bharat Mission Phase 6:

Flight NoDepartureDep. TimeArrivalArr. TimeStart & End DateFrequency
AI 1149Kolkata06:20London12:2016-Sep – 24th OctTHU SUN
AI 1150London12:00Kolkata02:2016-Sep – 24th OctWED SAT

These flights are in addition to the existing flights scheduled between India and the UK. Booking for these flights has started and will remain open till 24th Oct 2020. Bookings can be done on the Air India website, Booking Offices, Call Centers, and authorized travel agents.


As the Bengal government had earlier disallowed evacuation flights to Kolkata from international destinations due to safety concerns in the midst of the pandemic, many people couldn’t return to the city from the UK.

A travel agent said that several of them are now opting for these direct flights. Air India, which had started operating regular passenger flights between Kolkata and London in 2006, discontinued the service in 2010 over poor load factors.

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Manish Khandelwal
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