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Air India’s A350 to fly twice daily on Delhi-London Heathrow route from Sept 1

The A350-900 will replace the currently deployed Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on 14 of 17 weekly flights, and an additional 336 seats will be available on the route every week.

An Air India A350-900 aircraft (Picture: Air India)

By: Shubham Ghosh

STARTING September 1, Air India will flag off its brand-new Airbus A350-900 aircraft for twice-daily flights between Delhi and London Heathrow, aiming to elevate the onboard experience for passengers. The route will also mark the long-haul international launch of the revamped carrier’s flagship product.

According to a media release by Air India last week, the A350-900 will replace the currently deployed Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on 14 of 17 weekly flights. As a result, an additional 336 seats will be available on the Delhi-London Heathrow route each week.

With the deployment of the A350-900 to London Heathrow, Air India will have upgraded 90 per cent of all its flights to London Heathrow. In April, the carrier deployed its recently inducted Boeing 777-300ERs with elevated cabin interiors on all flights across its Mumbai-London Heathrow route to provide upgraded cabin interiors and inflight entertainment systems, while bringing the first class back on the London Heathrow-Mumbai route.

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It also makes Air India the only carrier to offer the choice of first-class travel between the two cities as well as between the UK and India.

Air India will introduce its premium economy-class experience for the first time on the Delhi-London Heathrow route with A350-900. It will offer guests the choice of 24 wide seats arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration in a dedicated, upscale cabin.

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Air India’s A350 flights will also feature new soft products and award-winning guest enhancements unveiled earlier this year.

These enhancements include new chinaware, new tableware and glassware, new bedding, and updated amenity kits for business and premium-economy guests, exclusively designed by Ferragamo and TUMI, respectively.

Air India CEO and managing director Campbell Wilson said, “The deployment of our flagship A350s and the B777s with upgraded cabin interiors to London Heathrow marks a significant milestone for Air India. It demonstrates our commitment to
elevating the travel experience of our guests to truly world-class standards and to going beyond just meeting customer expectations as we continue to renew our fleet.”

“With our industry-leading cabin products on the A350 including a new premium economy experience and a host of new on board enhancements rolling out, we are confident that these daily flights between India and London Heathrow will soon be the preferred choice for travellers,” Wilson added.

Air India operates 31x weekly flights to London Heathrow, including 17x weekly from Delhi and 14x weekly from Mumbai.

It connects five other Indian cities to London Gatwick, namely Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Goa, and Kochi, operating a total of 17x weekly flights to London Gatwick.

Air India also operates 6x weekly flights to Birmingham.

Booking Air India A350 flights to London Heathrow

The A350 seats on the Delhi-London Heathrow route are now available to reserve on Air India’s website and mobile app or via travel agents.

Air India
Source: Air India

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