Air India announced the launch of its flight between Ahmedabad and Newark via London from August 15, 2016.
Flight AI171 will be operated three times a week with Boeing 787 aircraft. The new service will depart from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at 0530 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and will arrive in London at 1015 hrs. For its onward journey to Newark, the flight will depart from London at 1230 hrs and land in Newark at 1500 hrs.
On the return leg, Air India’s flight AI172 will depart from Newark at 2230 hrs, arrive at London at 1015 hrs (+1) and depart from London at 1230 hrs to land at Ahmedabad at 0200 hrs (+2).
The introduction of this flight will bridge the demand of 600,000 Indians in Ahmedabad, who have been looking for seamless connections for work and leisure purpose to Newark and London.
Air India is the flag carrier airline of India and the third largest airline in India in terms of passengers carried, after IndiGo and Jet Airways. It is owned by Air India Limited, a Government of India enterprise and operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft serving 84 domestic and international destinations. It is headquartered in New Delhi.