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Air India Launches Direct Bengaluru to London Gatwick Flights Starting August 18



Exciting news for travellers! Air India is launching non-stop flights between Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) starting August 18, 2024.

This marks a significant development, making Bengaluru the first Indian city with direct connectivity to both of London’s major airports – Heathrow and Gatwick.


Enhanced Connectivity and Choice

The new route will operate five times a week, providing passengers with a convenient and time-saving travel option. This caters to the growing demand for air travel between Bengaluru, a major tech hub, and London, a global centre for finance and culture.

“This new route will boost trade, tourism, and cultural exchange,” said Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Operating Officer, BIAL. “London is one of our busiest long-haul markets, and the new service will allow our passengers to choose between airports in London depending on their needs.”

Flight Schedule

The new service will operate five times a week with the following schedule (effective August 18, 2024):

Flight Origin Destination Departure Arrival
AI177 Bengaluru London Gatwick 1:05 PM IST 7:05 PM GMT
AI178 London Gatwick Bengaluru 8:35 PM GMT 10:50 AM IST (+1)

Also Read: Air India Launches ‘Fare Lock’ Feature for Flexible Travel Planning

Comfortable Travel on Dreamliners

Air India will deploy its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on this route. Passengers can expect a comfortable journey with 18 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 238 spacious seats in Economy Class.

Strengthening Global Network

Campbell Wilson, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Air India, said, “We are delighted to offer non-stop flights between Bengaluru and London Gatwick.


This route strengthens our commitment to expanding our global network and caters to the growing demand for travel between these two important destinations.”

Expanding Connectivity

Currently, Air India also connects London Gatwick to four other Indian cities: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Goa, and Kochi. In addition to this, the airline operates 31 weekly flights to London Heathrow and six weekly flights to Birmingham, underscoring its robust presence in the UK market.

Also Read: Air India Expands Europe Network: Daily Flights to Amsterdam, Milan, More to Copenhagen



The introduction of the Bengaluru-London Gatwick route is poised to provide a new level of convenience and connectivity for travellers, contributing to the growing demand for efficient international travel options between India and the UK.

With advanced aircraft and a customer-focused approach, Air India is set to make significant strides in enhancing the travel experience for its passengers.

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