B773ER
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Total Number Of Flights BOM-LHR

Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:32 pm

I was wondering how many times a day are there scheduled flights from BOM-LHR ?

BA flies 2 times
VS flies 1 time
9W flies 2 times
AI ?
Any other airline ??
 
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RE: Total Number Of Flights BOM-LHR

Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:03 am

Air India currently fly it 17x weekly, 9 of which make a stop en-route (Delhi, Ahmedabad). They currently use B747-400's and the B767-300.

British Airways currently fly it twice daily on B747-400s, Virgin Atlantic fly it daily on A340-300s and Jet Airways have a double daily A340-300.
 
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RE: Total Number Of Flights BOM-LHR

Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:18 am

AI does not have any B767 .. it is B 777 i think
 
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RE: Total Number Of Flights BOM-LHR

Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:07 am

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 1):
Air India currently fly it 17x weekly, 9 of which make a stop en-route (Delhi, Ahmedabad).

Sorry, off topic, but why does Air India fly so many one stop flights between BOM and LHR? Can they not support enough BOM-LHR and DEL-LHR non-stops? I understand BOM is their hub, but is this the main reason? Maybe ticket prices are cheaper for passengers to choose AI on a BOM-DEL-LHR flight as opposed to a non-stop AI or BA flight...

And I think BD as flies BOM-LHR.
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RE: Total Number Of Flights BOM-LHR

Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:25 am

Quoting B773ER (Reply 2):
AI does not have any B767 .. it is B 777 i think

They just recently wet-leased a 767.
 
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RE: Total Number Of Flights BOM-LHR

Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:44 am

Quoting B773ER (Reply 2):
AI does not have any B767 .. it is B 777 i think

They are currently operating a B767-300 on lease from Flyglobespan.

Quoting Jammin (Reply 3):
Sorry, off topic, but why does Air India fly so many one stop flights between BOM and LHR? Can they not support enough BOM-LHR and DEL-LHR non-stops? I understand BOM is their hub, but is this the main reason? Maybe ticket prices are cheaper for passengers to choose AI on a BOM-DEL-LHR flight as opposed to a non-stop AI or BA flight...

Ahmedabad would be a combined flight because there are no long haul aircraft based there, so to operate a flight originating there, they would have to ferry in an aircraft from BOM anyway.

Delhi is combined into the flights originating at JFK or ORD, so it enables passengers from the US to get to either Delhi or Mumbai on one aircraft, or vice versa.

Quoting Jammin (Reply 3):
And I think BD as flies BOM-LHR.

Currently suspended due to on-going maintenance on the A330 which operates the route.