24 FEBRUARY 2020
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The first direct link to India’s largest city from Stansted took off last week with the launch of Air India’s new three times a week service to the financial capital Mumbai.
It is also the airline’s second long-haul route from Stansted within a few months.
Previewed in BTN in January, the Mumbai service joins Air India’s Amritsar route which began last November and is already said to have proved to be extremely popular with passengers from across London and the east of England.
The Mumbai service is being operated by a 256-seat Boeing B787 Dreamliner and will operate initially until the end of the winter flight schedule.
Stansted chief commercial officer Aboudy Nasser said: “The launch of this new service to Mumbai is a fantastic addition to Stansted’s route network and a real vote of confidence in the airport and the catchment area we serve.
“Some 200,000 people from our region already travel to India’s economic hub every year but now they have the added convenience of flying from their local airport and saving valuable time and money by avoiding other London airports.
“That’s one reason we expect this service to be very popular with passengers as we continue to build our successful and growing relationship with Air India.”
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