There were celebrations in Bengaluru on 17 November, with a route launch cake baked to mark the start of Air India’s service to London Heathrow. Flights on the 8,042-kilometre sector will operate three times weekly using the carrier’s 787-8s.
- Air India launched its fourth connection from India to London on 17 November, the day in which it began flights from Bengaluru (BLR) to London Heathrow (LHR). The 8,042-kilometre connection will be served three times weekly using 787-8s. Air India faces direct competition on the airport pair from incumbent carrier British Airways, with the oneworld member already offering a daily flight on the route. Bengaluru becomes the fourth Indian airport in Air India’s network to see a direct connection to Heathrow after Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.