Air India plans to introduce 20 additional weekly flights to Birmingham, London, and San Francisco

As part of the airline’s efforts to reclaim its position in international aviation, Air India plans to introduce 20 additional weekly flights to Birmingham, London, and San Francisco from October to December. Air India said in a statement, “With five additional flights a week to Birmingham, nine additional flights to London, and six additional flights a week to San Francisco, Air India will be able to offer over 5,000 additional seats every week to customers and ensure ample choice in terms of connectivity, convenience, and cabin space.”They also said in a statement, “Birmingham will receive an extra five flights per week, three from Delhi and two additional from Amritsar. London will receive nine additional weekly flights, of which, five are from Mumbai, three from Delhi, and one from Ahmedabad. Altogether, seven Indian cities will now have non-stop Air India flights to the UK’s capital.”The airlines said that flights from India to US will increase to 34-40 per week and it will connect Mumbai with San Francisco with thrice-weekly service and reinstate a three times weekly Bengaluru operation.The statement said, “This takes Air India’s San Francisco offering from 10 to 16 weekly, with non-stop service from Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.”Air India’s chief executive officer and managing director Campbell Wilson said the airline is reinventing itself under the Vihaan.AI transformation programme and adding frequency and improving connectivity from major Indian cities to more international destinations is a significant focus.He said, “This sizeable frequency increase to the US and the UK, as well as the addition of new city pairs and improved aircraft cabin interiors, comes just 10 months after Air India’s acquisition by the Tata Group. It is a clear signal of our intent, and an early step towards a much bigger aspiration.”

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