LHR-BLR Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic chose the last day of March to inaugurate flights between London LHR and Bengaluru, with the return journey commencing its maiden voyage the following day, April 1. The 8,050-kilometre service will be maintained daily with the 258-seat 787-9 aircraft. The airline competes directly against British Airways’ daily flights. Flight VS316 departs London LHR […]

April 4, 2024 | Latest Route News +

FRA-HYD

Lufthansa introduced its latest destination in India on Tuesday 16 January by inaugurating flights between Frankfurt and Hyderabad. The 7,125-kilometre service will be maintained 5-weekly, departing Frankfurt on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with the 294-seat 787-9 aircraft. It faces no competition between the two cities. Flight LH752 departs Frankfurt at 10:55 local time, […]

January 18, 2024 | Latest Route News +

BOM-FRA

Vistara launched a new service between Mumbai and Frankfurt on Wednesday 15 November. The 6,575-kilometre route will be maintained 6-weekly, each day except Mondays, with the 299-seat 787-9 aircraft, competing directly against daily Lufthansa operations. Flight UK27 departs Mumbai at 13:00 local time, arriving in Frankfurt at 17:30 local time. The return service, operating as […]

November 21, 2023 | Latest Route News +

MSQ-DEL

The national carrier of Belarus, Belavia, launched a new weekly service between Minsk and Delhi on Friday 11 August. The 4,845-kilometre route will be maintained with the 200-seat 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The airline faces no competition between the two capitals. Frequencies on the route will increase to 2-weekly from 20 September, with an additional […]

August 23, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Tokyo NRT-San Francisco

Asia is large and important market from the United States, including its Pacific Ocean territories. According to Cirium schedules data, there are 4,881 departing non-stop flights across August, excluding the Middle East. This makes Asia the US’s third largest continent/region after Europe (17,218) and the Caribbean (10,338). However, flights remain a third lower than in […]

Schiphol Air India

Air India launched flights between Delhi and Amsterdam on Sunday 11 June, marking its return to the Dutch city following a 26-year hiatus. The 6,735-kilometre service will be maintained 4-weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, using the 256-seat 787-8 aircraft. The airline will compete directly against KLM’s 6-weekly rotations between the two cities. Flight […]

June 19, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Air India LGW

The UK is India’s largest second-largest long-haul market by passenger traffic, behind the US. In 2019, approximately 3.5 million point-to-point passengers flew to/from the UK. While that reduced to around 3.1 million last year, it still had more than 8,000 passengers daily. Invariably, many travelled indirectly, especially through the Middle East to secondary destinations. They […]

WAW - BOM

As traffic figures for Finnair recently showed, for European flag-carriers the one part of their global networks that is nowhere near back to normal is Asia. In July, passenger numbers on Asian routes for the Finnish flag-carrier were at just 29% of the figure for July 2019. Looking at Cirium schedule data across all airlines […]

HEL - BOM

Finnair launched a new, long-haul service on Saturday 6 August when it began 3-weekly service from Helsinki to Mumbai in India. The service will be flown using the oneworld carrier’s A330-300s and will depart the Finnish capital on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The 5,930-kilometre route is not flown by any other carrier. Finnair previously connected […]

August 10, 2022 | Latest Route News +

JFK - DEL line-up

American Airlines has returned to India after a break of nine years. On Friday 12 November the airline began daily service on the 11,780-kilometre route between New York JFK and Delhi using its Boeing 777-300ERs. The inaugural flight (AA 292) departed JFK at 19:27 and arrived at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport at 20:20 the […]