First flights to Mumbai from Stansted
By Sasha Wood, published 17/01/20
Air India will launch its first direct service from London Stansted airport to India’s economic hub Mumbai from 21 February this year.
The new three-times-a-week service to the Indian west coast city will be operated using the airline’s new fleet of 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliners offering both business and economy class cabins.
The airline also launched a new direct route from London Stansted to the northern Indian city of Amritsar at the end of last October – the only direct service between the two cities.
London Stansted’s CEO, Ken O’Toole, says: “With London Stansted sitting in one of the most vibrant, exciting and innovative regions in the UK, it should come as no surprise that Air India has decided to launch this new service to one of the world’s most important economic hubs.
“This new route is further evidence of the growing demand from businesses and passengers across the region for more long-haul connections from their local airport.
“We know that 200,000 people from our region travel to Mumbai every year from other airports, so this new service will not only provide greater choice but help cut down unnecessary journeys and provide a shot in the arm to the regional and national economies.”
Along with BA and Virgin Atlantic, Air India already flies direct daily from London Heathrow to Mumbai.