Air India has announced that it is to launch direct flights from London Stansted to Mumbai from February 21 using state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The route is a Stansted first and comes just three months after the airline launched its inaugural Amritsar service from the airport. The news has been welcomed by business leaders and tourism chiefs who say the new link will generate significant trade and tourism opportunities. It will also benefit the 200,000 people from Stansted’s catchment area who currently travel to Mumbai each year from other UK airports.
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