Indian national carrier Air India has announced that it will be operating additional flights to/from London which connects Indian cities including Chennai, Kolkata, and Goa.
The announcement comes after the aviation ministry increases the frequency for India-UK flights and allowed to operate as many as 30 frequencies, 60 flights between India and the UK till further orders or till the resumption of scheduled international commercial passenger services, whichever is earlier.
“Out of the 30 frequencies per week available to Indian carriers, 26 frequencies have been allotted to Air India and the remaining 4 frequencies have been allotted to Vistara Airlines.”
As per social media updates by Air India;
- Non-stop flight between London and Kolkata on August 21 and 28, 2021. Flight on Kolkata-London route will be operational on August 22 and 29, 2021.
- Flights on London-Chennai sector will starts from August 26 and 31, 2021; and between Chennai and London on August 27 and September 1, 2021.
- Moreover, the airline will also operate flights on London – Goa- London sector on August 26 and 27, 2021.
Air India has already operated flights to/from 6 major Indian cities namely Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Amritsar, and Kochi to London, the United Kingdom under the air bubble arrangements.
Vistara has also operated 4 weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from Delhi to London and a return flight from London every Monday and Friday.
British Airways Increased Frequency
Apart from the Indian carriers, UK-based British Airways has also announced that it will increase the frequency of flights between India and London from 10 to 20 flights per week starting from August 16, 2021.
As per the schedule shared by the airline, it will be operating 20 direct return flights connecting Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad to London Heathrow.