Air India’s Dreamliner AI 461, with nearly 220 passengers on board, was warmly welcomed at the Birmingham airport on Thursday night.
This was the state-owned carrier’s first Dreamliner flight, connecting Birmingham with Amritsar and Delhi.
The new service now operates four times a week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The 256 seat B787-8 series aircraft has a split cabin, consisting of 18 business class and 238 economy seats.
Birmingham is only the second UK airport to operate dedicated Boeing 787 scheduled services.
Welcoming the inaugural flight, the Airport’s CEO, Paul Kehoe, said: “We are delighted to welcome this new service into Birmingham and to now offer regular scheduled services to Delhi and Amritsar on the fantastic Dreamliner aircraft. Air India has responded to the enormous demand that lies in our catchment and we thank all the support received from the City, and indeed the region, to secure these direct flights.”
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