Air India adds Stansted–Amritsar route
By April Waterston, published 11/10/19
The first-ever scheduled flights to India from London Stansted will take off later this month with the launch of Air India’s three-times a week service to Amritsar.
The national carrier’s new flights will commence on October 31 2019, operating on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
It will be the only direct service between London and Amritsar. The route will be operated by 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliners offering Business and Economy class cabins.
“It is fantastic news that there will be a direct non-stop connection to Amritsar, Punjab from London Stansted Airport with Air India,” says London Stansted’s CEO, Ken O’Toole.
“Stansted is ideally situated to serve the Asian community in North and East London and across the East of England so we are delighted that Air India has recognised the customer demand for Amritsar.
“Our ambition is to use our spare runway capacity to build our long-haul route network and improve the UK’s connectivity with the rest of the world at a time when availability is in short supply across south-east airports,” he adds.
Commenting on the new route, Location Services Director at Invest ESSEX, David Rooke, says: "The introduction of this new direct route from London Stansted Airport to Amritsar by Air India is what I am sure will be the start of a number of new direct connections.
“This new Air India route will facilitate major business opportunities in both countries and can only strengthen business trade and investment building upon the substantial and growing Indian-owned business base in Essex."