Air India to Launch New Routes to London Gatwick

January 16, 2023

Air India is set to launch multiple routes out of London's Gatwick Airport starting in the spring to strengthen its ties to London.

Air India will be connecting Goa, Ahmedabad, Amritsar and Kochi (Cochin) - four vibrant cities that are known for their rich culture and heritage starting March 26th.

The new routes strengthen established, strong community links between the UK – particularly London – and India.

Air India, the Indian flag carrier, is set to expand its services in London through a new route launch from Gatwick Airport starting in the spring. The newly launched routes will be operating 12 flights per week with 787-8 aircraft and 256 seats across business and economy classes. This expansion of services will be lending a strong presence to Air India in London and will offer passengers from the UK convenient access to four destinations in India.

This move is a part of Air India's strategy to further strengthen its ties to London and provide an increased level of service for its customers. With this new route launch, travelers can look forward to more choices and better connectivity when flying between the two countries. 

The Routes Include:

  • Three flights a week to Goa, on the western coast of India, famed for its beaches and Portuguese heritage.
  • Three flights a week to Ahmedabad, in western India, and the largest city in the state of Gujarat.
  • Three weekly flights to Amritsar, the second largest city in the state of Punjab in north-western India.
  • Three flights a week to Kochi (Cochin), a major port city on the south-western coast, known as the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala.
  • The launch of multiple new routes out of London’s Gatwick Airport by Air India signals its commitment to strengthening ties with London. This is an important milestone in the airport’s growth and its ability to attract essential new routes due to its competitive advantages.

    The new services will serve a wide range of communities, ranging from business travelers to families on holiday, while also supporting business growth. This is sure to be a boon for the local economy and provides a welcome boost to Gatwick airport's reputation.

    Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, Gatwick Airport said: “The arrival of Air India and its four routes to London Gatwick is fantastic news for the airport and passengers across London and the south-east.

    “India not only offers wonderful cities and beach destinations to explore but provides a wealth of opportunities for businesses and wider connectivity. These connections are also hugely important to our local and regional communities, with people looking to visit family and friends across India.”

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