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SpiceJet to Start Service from New Delhi, Mumbai to London Heathrow Under Air Bubble Agreement

On Monday, SpiceJet announced that it will begin flights between India and the United Kingdom on Dec. 4, making it the first low-cost carrier to offer the service under the current air bubble agreement. The airline says it will be flying three times a week to London Heathrow – twice from New Delhi and once from Mumbai – using a wet-leased A330-900neo aircraft. While this is a step forward for SpiceJet, it will be competing with multiple major airlines on…

Virgin Atlantic to Take On Opportunities Left By Jet Airways,…

Virgin Atlantic announced it will be restarting flights between London and Mumbai as of October 27. The new flight announcement follows the recent demise of Jet Airways' operations, which used to codeshare with Virgin Atlantic on the route, allowing passengers to access Virgin Atlantic's North American route network. “2019 marks…

Delta to Link New York and Mumbai with New Service

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has announced that it will be commencing nonstop service between New York and Mumbai. The flight is expected to begin on Dec. 22 and will operate daily on a year-round basis between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Delta's…

Air India Express 737 Hits Airport Perimeter Wall on Takeoff

An Air India Express 737 en route from the southern Indian city of Trichy to Dubai on Friday had to land in Mumbai three hours into its flight after Trichy Airport officials reported that the aircraft ‘might have’ hit an airport perimeter wall prior to takeoff. BBC News reported that…

KLM Returns to Mumbai Following 16 Year Hiatus

KLM has announced it will reconnect Mumbai and Amsterdam using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft after ending the service over 16 years ago. The airline had previously stopped flights to India’s largest city in 2001 when demand weakened. In a statement, Pieter Elbers, KLM President and CEO said, “KLM’s network…

Mumbai Now the Busiest Single-Runway Airport in the World

Mumbai airport has stolen the title of the busiest airport in the world to operate with a single runway. The airport now handles 837 flights a day, a significant amount than the previous title holder, London Gatwick, which handles 757 flights a day. While the airport has two crossing runways,…