Hyderabad: Planning a trip to England? No worries You don't need to travel to neighboring states to catch a flight. You can fly directly from Hyderabad.

Thanks to Air India, which has launched a direct flight between Hyderabad and London.

Air India's maiden flight from Hyderabad to London was launched on Friday. The national carrier Air India Flight AI 147 took off from the Hyderabad International Airport on Friday morning. Senior officials from the airport, Air India officials, and other airport stakeholders were at the terminal to celebrate the milestone with the passengers and crew.

The flight will operate between Hyderabad International Airport and Heathrow Airport twice a week - Monday and Friday. Air India Flight A 147 will depart from Hyderabad at 1.30 AM on Monday and arrive at the Heathrow Airport at 7.30 AM (local time). The same flight will depart from Hyderabad at 5.30 AM on Friday and arrive in London at 11.30 AM (local time). The return flight AI 148 will depart from London at 9.45 AM (local time) and arrive in Hyderabad at 23.35 PM.

Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, said, "Europe had been the most favorite destination among Indians. Bringing cheer to globe trotters, the non-stop Air India flight to London will establish seamless air connectivity to Europe. This long-awaited popular new route will help leisure travelers, students seeking admissions in educational institutions in London and extend opportunities for businesses and MICE travelers in coming years. We are hopeful that the Air India flight will receive tremendous acceptance from the people of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and nearby states."

The city of London, the exciting capital of England standing on the River Thames is a traveler's paradise. The city boasts of its wealth, culture, and history. From the houses of parliament to the London underground, there are innumerable things to do in the city. As one of the most diverse cities in the world, a traveler can explore iconic century-old museums and galleries, soak in the happening London events, or indulge in fun-filled days out at theatres and many more.

A gateway to South and Central India, Hyderabad is also the largest transit hub. It offers convenient proximity for passengers originating from the nearby cities, viz. Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Rajahmundry, Bhopal, and Tirupati.

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