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Air India Starts Flights To Ahmedabad From London

Air-India will commence direct services from London to Ahmedabad, Effective March 28, 2004. The introduction of these new direct services, to be operated on Fridays and Sundays, will obviate the need for passengers traveling between London and Ahmedabad to take flights either via Mumbai or Delhi. A spokesperson of Air - India said that strength of the India community, the single largest ethnic minority segment of the population in U.K. is currently estimated to be about 1.2 million. Amongst the India immigrants - Gujaratis constitute 37.5% of the ethnic group.

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Air - India will, with the introduction of these new flights, have twelve services to India from London every week to three Indian cities - Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad. While all flights will terminate at Mumbai, six services will be direct to Delhi, four to Mumbai and two to Ahmedabad, Air - India also operate ten weekly services between London and United States - seven to New York and three to Chicago.

L. Parekh, Krishan Ralleigh, Pravin Amin
MD Air India With Lord & Lady Swaraj Paul

Air - India has, in the recent past, significantly expanded its network in Europe and U.S. The number of flights operated to US from India has been increased from ten to twenty a week. Whilst all flights to US were, till December 2002, operated via London, the ten new flights introduced since then are being operated via Paris and Frankfurt. Three more flights to Los Angeles are scheduled for introduction effective June-July 2004, also via Frankfurt. Paris and Frankfurt are being developed as transit points in Europe because of non-availability of convenient slots at Heathrow Airport.

Air - India flight schedule to Ahmedabad effective 28th March 2004:

Departure LHR - 2130 hrs Arrival AMD - 1000 hrs + 1
Departure AMD - 1115hrs + 1 Arrival BOM - 1220 hrs + 1

Departure LHR - 1745 hrs Arrival AMD - 0615 hrs + 1
Departure AMD - 0730 hrs+1 Arrival BOM - 0835 hrs + 1

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