Air India is set to enhance its twice-daily flights between Delhi and London Heathrow by introducing the Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Starting September 1, 2024, the A350-900 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on 14 of the 17 weekly flights, adding an extra 336 seats per week on this popular route. This marks the long-haul international debut of Air India’s flagship aircraft.

The airline has upgraded 90% of its flights to London Heathrow with the deployment of the A350-900. Since April 2024, Air India has also introduced newly inducted Boeing 777-300ERs with enhanced cabin interiors on the Mumbai-London Heathrow route, bringing back First Class service and making Air India the only carrier to offer First Class between the UK and India.

For the first time, Air India will offer Premium Economy class on the Delhi-London Heathrow route with the A350-900. This new class features 24 wide seats in a 2-4-2 configuration in a dedicated upscale cabin. Additionally, the A350 flights will include new in-flight amenities introduced earlier this year, such as upgraded chinaware, tableware, glassware, bedding, and amenity kits for Business and Premium Economy guests, designed by Ferragamo and TUMI, respectively.

Air India’s CEO & Managing Director, Campbell Wilson, stated, “Deploying our flagship A350s and upgraded B777s to London Heathrow signifies our commitment to offering a world-class travel experience. We aim to exceed customer expectations as we renew our fleet.”

Seats on the A350 for the Delhi-London Heathrow route can now be reserved via Air India’s website, mobile app, or through travel agents.

Source: ZEE Business