Jet Airways announced on Monday the launch of flights to Heathrow airport from Ahmedabad twice a week from April 3. Ahmedabad would be the fourth Indian city to be linked by the private carrier to London.
The airline already operates flights from Mumbai (twice daily), Delhi (once daily) and Amritsar (six days a week), an airline spokesperson said.
The service from Ahmedabad would be enhanced to thrice a week from May. Jet is offering an inaugural return economy fare of Rs 28,000, plus taxes, on the Ahmedabad-London sector.
Airline CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said linking Ahmedabad was part of their expansion plans to tap the "enormous potential of Gujarat".
The flights from Ahmedabad would operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in April and from May 1, the additional frequency would operate on Saturdays.
With a fleet of 61 aircraft and a vast domestic network, Jet Airways operates to London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok and Kathmandu in the international sector.
It plans to extend its operations to North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in the coming years with the induction of wide-bodied aircraft starting this year.