The flight is expected to prove a boon to over 600,000 Indians in Ahmedabad who have been seeking seamless connections for business and leisure to Newark and London. It will also cater to the huge NRI population from Gujarat in both these cities and surroundings. To popularise the new service, AI offered special discounted introductory fares to passengers till September 10.
AI CMD Ashwani Lohani said: "This is the third international flight by Air India and we shall be launching flights to more international destinations soon."
The state-of-the-art B-787 Dreamliner offers a host of features to passengers like large overhead bins, cleaner and healthier air for fatigue-free travel, 60 percent larger windows, exclusive in-flight entertainment and specially designed gourmet cuisine.