Friday, November 23, 2012

Air India Deploys B787 Dreamliners on London-Mumbai Route

Air India fans looking to grab tickets to travel on the sleek Dreamliner aircrafts can now relish their much coveted dream. India’s national carrier has announced booking of tickets on its long haul London-Mumbai flights aboard its sleek Dreamliner aircrafts starting from next week.

In the recent months, the airline kicked off its services to popular international routes like Frankfurt and Dubai aboard Dreamliner planes.

Air India’s Boeing 787 airliners have been configured to offer tickets for 18 full-flat business class seats and 238 economy class seats. With the new, game-changer planes, India’s national carrier is hopeful of tapping the increasingly high number of tourists who look for flights tickets to travel on the famous London-Mumbai sector.

Owing to the extremely delayed delivery of the Dreamliners, the airline was compelled to operate flights to popular international routes of London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai using its Boeing-777 aircrafts. But-777 aircrafts are usually not very fuel efficient and are meant to be operated for flights on short-haul sectors. 

However, Boeing 787 are typically long- haul aircrafts optimised for flights of over 15 hours and are around 20 percent more fuel-efficient as compared to other similarly-sized airliners. It would now be interesting to see if the carrier would be keen on passing on the benefits to delight its passengers with cheap flight tickets to India and other travel deals on its popular Mumbai-London route.

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