Good news for those travelling to London. You can now skip long layovers as Vistara has added the Mumbai-London route to its roster recently. This is the second Indian airline to have a direct flight on this route.
The flight runs between Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) and London’s Heathrow Airport. Set to ply five days a week except Wednesday and Saturday, it was inaugurated earlier this month.
Everything to know about the Mumbai-London Vistara flight
According to reports, India’s only Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft has been deployed on this route. The plane departs from CSMIA at 14:30 hours (IST) or 2:30 pm on all days except Monday, as it leaves at 13:50 hours (IST) or 1:50 pm on this day of the week. It arrives in London at 19:55 hours (BST) or 7:55 pm (BST) everyday. While on Mondays, it arrives at 19:10 hours (BST) or 7:10 pm. On its return journey, the flight leaves London at 8:55 pm (BST) on Monday and 9:55 pm (BST) on other days, and reaches Mumbai by 10:15 am (IST) on Monday and 11:00 am (IST) on other days, writes BW Hotelier.
According to Zee News, Vistara Airlines CEO Vinod Kannan says, “This new route, at convenient departure and arrival timings, is in line with our continued efforts towards offering more flexibility and ease to our customers.” He adds, “We are excited to launch direct connectivity between Mumbai and London — a historically significant route for trade, business and leisure alike. While Mumbai is the financial capital of India, London holds critical importance in the global financial world while also being a popular destination for travel and tourism from India.” The flight cost begins at INR 57,799 as per reports.
Along with this route, Vistara also offers direct flights from Delhi to London.
The Mumbai-London route has been important historically, given its trade significance, and so has always been quite a busy one. Thus, the new Vistara flights are expected to ease passenger woes.
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