Air India to Launch Birmingham-Delhi 787 Flights

Birmingham BHX UKBirmingham Airport and Air India have announced that from August 1, 2013, flights between Birmingham Airport and Delhi will operate four times weekly, using the new Boeing 787-8 ‘Dreamliner’ aircraft.
Flights will operate each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving from Delhi into Birmingham at 19:00 and departing to Delhi from Birmingham at 21:30.
The 256 seat B787-8 series aircraft has a split cabin, consisting of 18 business class and 238 economy seats.  Birmingham is only the second UK airport to operate dedicated Boeing 787 scheduled services.
Martyn Lloyd, Commercial Director of Birmingham Airport, explained: “This is fantastic news for our region and we’re delighted that Air India has recognised the strong demand that lies in our catchment and will be operating the new Dreamliner aircraft on the route.
“There’s been significant support from the City, and indeed the region, for a direct service to India and we’re pleased to see that direct flights are now available on a brand new aircraft which will give passengers a fantastic experience.  We also thank everyone involved who has worked tirelessly to make this happen, particularly our Brand Ambassador for Asian Markets, Uday Dholakia.”