Air India is increasing its weekly flights to Birmingham from one to six.
India’s leading airline is adding two additional weekly services from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Amritsar and three new ones to Delhi.
The additional flights will be phased in between October and December this year.
Campbell Wilson, Chief Executive of Air India, said: “Adding frequency and improving connectivity from major Indian cities to more international destinations is a significant focus. It is a clear signal of our intent, and an early step towards a much bigger aspiration.”
The Covid pandemic led to flight frequency reducing between BHX and India from seven a week to just one.
Tom Screen, Aviation Director for BHX, added: “We’re doing backward somersaults of joy at the prospect of increasing our India flight frequency to six a week. So many of our customers want this. We’re thrilled it’s happening.”
This move comes 10 months after Air India’s acquisition by the Tata Group. In addition to leasing new aircraft, Air India has been working to restore existing narrow-body and wide-body aircraft to the operating fleet.