BLR Airport Expands International Network with Non-Stop Flights Between Bengaluru and London Gatwick

Bangalore International Airport Ltd, the operator of Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR Airport), is delighted to announce that Air India will launch non-stop flights between Bengaluru and London Gatwick (LGW) starting August 18, 2024. This new route will offer five weekly flights, enhancing connectivity for both business and leisure travelers. This exciting development makes Bengaluru the first Indian city with direct flights to both of London’s major airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, further strengthening the robust economic and cultural ties between India and the UK.

Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Operating Officer at Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL), said, “We are thrilled about this new development, which strengthens our ongoing partnership with Air India and greatly enhances our connectivity to London. This new route will boost trade, tourism, and cultural exchange. London is one of our busiest long-haul markets and the new service will allow our passengers have a choice of airports in London to travel to. We look forward to adding more destinations to our network, thereby reinforcing our position as the Gateway to South and Central India.

Campbell Wilson, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Air India, said, “This new route caters to the growing demand for travel between these two important business and leisure destinations, and strengthens our commitment to expanding our global network.”

Air India will operate its Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route, featuring 18 flat beds in Business class and 238 spacious seats in Economy. The new service addresses the growing demand for travel between Bengaluru and London, offering passengers convenient and direct flight options. This route aligns with BLR Airport’s vision to provide world-class travel experiences and solidify its position as a key gateway for international travel. We encourage all travelers to take advantage of this convenient new route and experience the seamless travel options now available from BLR Airport.

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