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As Air India advertises flights to London Heathrow and Vistara gets a foot in the door, a fight is looming for the remaining slots

All eyes are on what IndiGo and SpiceJet do. Both airlines have in the past filed for slots at London Heathrow, and SpiceJet had come very close to launching flights, having started the sale of seats as well, before it pulled out.

October 21, 2022 / 02:27 PM IST
Air India (Representational image)

Air India (Representational image)

Operations to London Heathrow have been the darling of Indian carriers. From Jet Airways, Air Sahara and Kingfisher Airlines to Vistara, getting a foot in the door at London Heathrow has been an immensely challenging, yet worthwhile task.

Apart from its old charm, the sheer traffic and ability to monetise the slot at Heathrow after a few years have been attractive for airlines.

As Air India -- now a private entity -- advertises its 42 weekly flights and Vistara gets a permanent slot at London Heathrow, all eyes are on what IndiGo and SpiceJet do.

Also Read: Air India plans to triple fleet size, increase international market share to 30% in five years: Campbell Wilson