Air India is set to begin its first-ever non-stop service between Hyderabad and London, with the initial flight landing here from the UK capital on Thursday.
A press statement stated that the same flight would leave to London on September 10, adding the connectivity on the India-UK division.
The flight will run twice a week with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with a potential of 256 seats, and 18 in Business Class and 238 in Economy Class arrangement. The flight from Hyderabad to London will work twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.
The cumulative flight time on this track will be 10 hours and 30 minutes from Hyderabad to London. Around 9 hours 20 minutes from London to Hyderabad. Depending on the wind rate and additional restraints on that date, the release stated.
Air India runs non-stop flights to London from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Amritsar, Kochi, Ahmedabad, and Goa.
Air India has played a significant role in the Government's primary 'Vande Bharat Mission' and Air Transport Bubble Arrangement to fly people left stranded due to the air track restrictions back homeward. Air India has flown more than 40 lakh individuals, including the mission advances.