Air India Boeing 787 "dreamliner" operates inaugural flight from Amritsar and Delhi to Birmingham

Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, Rohit Nandan, Chairman of Air India, and Paul Kehoe,
CEO of Birmingham Airport, celebrating Air India’s inaugural "dreamliner" flight from Amritsar and Delhi
Birmingham Airport welcomed Air India’s Boeing 787-8 "dreamliner" last night, 
Thursday 1 August 2013, as it operated its inaugural service from Amritsar and Delhi

The new service now operates four times weekly each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday, arriving from Amritsar and Delhi into Birmingham at 1800 hours and departing
to Delhi and Amritsar from Birmingham at 2130 hours

The inaugural flight received a water canon salute on arrival Photo: Mike Hollick
 Welcoming the inaugural flight, the Airport’s CEO, Paul Kehoe, said, "We are delighted to
welcome this new service into Birmingham and to now offer regular scheduled services
to Delhi and Amritsar on the fantastic "dreamliner" aircraft. Air India has responded to
the enormous demand that lies in our catchment and we thank all the support received
from the City, and indeed the region, to secure these direct flights"

The Chairman of Air India, Rohit Nandan, flew in on the inaugural service and was
welcomed by a delegation of Midlands’ VIPs, including Sir Albert Bore, the Leader of
Birmingham City Council and Mr Sri VS Ramalingam, the Consul General for India

Commenting on the special occasion, Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council,
said: "Birmingham has a proud reputation as a diverse city, with residents from the wider
Indian subcontinent the fastest growing group, according to the 2011 census. It makes a
great deal of sense for there to be a direct flight between Delhi and Birmingham, rather
than just London, and so I am delighted to welcome the start of this new service”

 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. Bookings can be made via -

 Air India schedule at Birmingham from Thursday 1 August 2013

1800/2130 AI113/114 Boeing 787 "dreamliner" from/to Amritsar via Delhi
- operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Friday 2 August 2013


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