Air India launches new service from Newark to Ahmedabad via London
Air India is relaunching flights to London next month, as the first leg of the carrier’s new one-stop service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Ahmedabad, India.
The new service launches on 15 August and will see flights operating three times a week – Monday, Thursday, and Friday – using the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart from Newark at 10:30pm on Mondays and Fridays, and 12:20am on Thursdays, enabling business travellers in northern New Jersey and the metro New York areas to take advantage of the last departure to London. Departures from London are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30pm, arriving in Newark at 3:00pm.
The 787 Dreamliner flights feature a best-in-class Economy Class service and a state-of-the-art Business Class service with 180-degree reclining flat beds. As on all Air India flights, both cabins offer a choice of Indian or Continental cuisine.
Passengers whose destination is Ahmedabad also have the option to stop over in London, either at the beginning of their trip or on their way back to the U.S., at no additional charge.
The new direct service via London to Ahmedabad is in addition to Air India’s daily nonstop flights from Newark to Mumbai, which will feature continuing service to Delhi starting 14 August. With its current daily non-stops to Delhi from JFK, the carrier will offer an unmatched total of 17 flights a week to India from the New York metro area.
Vandana Sharma, Air India’s Regional Manager – Americas, said: “Our new Newark/London/Ahmedabad service offers London-bound travellers in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan areas a new and very convenient option. It also enables us to reconnect with a market which Air India served for years.”