Air India and Birmingham Airport celebrate the start of daily "dreamliner" flights to Delhi and onto Amritsar

William Pearson, Birmingham Airport's Aviation Development Director (front left) and Vishwanath Panyam, Air India's
Astt. General Manager (front right) are pictured with Captain Chowdry and the flight crew on board the new Air India
Boeing 787 " dreamliner" service to Delhi and Amritsar from Birmingham Airport on Sunday 21 December 2014

Air India and Birmingham Airport celebrated the start of daily flights between Birmingham, Delhi and Amritsar
today, Sunday 21 December 2014 after the carrier took delivery of its 18th Boeing 787 "dreamliner"

By increasing services from four to seven, Air India now offers more than 3,500 seats on the route each week,
with additional services operating on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. This growth comes just 16 months after
launching the Birmingham route, which has carried around 110,000 passengers
Speaking at the launch of the new schedule on Sunday evening, William Pearson, Birmingham Airport’s Aviation
Development Director, said, "The start of this new schedule by Air India this weekend means that Midlanders
now have even more choice and direct access to India from Birmingham and we are very thankful to Air India
for recognising the huge demand in Birmingham’s catchment from business and leisure travellers"

Vishwanath Panyam, Air India’s Astt. General Manager, added, "There is a vast market in the Midlands region,
which is home more than 200,000 British-Indian people who visit India to visit friends and relatives as well as
many  Indian owned businesses. Air India is therefore pleased to be able to offer more capacity and connectivity
to this market across the whole of India on the comfortable, quiet and state of the art Boeing 787 "dreamliner"

Flights arrive from Amritsar and Delhi at 1700 daily and depart from Birmingham for the return leg at 2030 each
evening - the "dreamliner" operates a 256 seat cabin, consisting of 18 business class and 238 economy seats

Sunday 21 December 2014


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