Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Birmingham Airport, UK on 7 October 2013 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalise a working relationship and commit to developing links between the two cities (Birmingham and Delhi).
CEO of Birmingham Airport Paul Kehoe and Head of Airline Marketing and Route Development of Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) Kiran Jain signed the MoU at the World Routes conference in Las Vegas to become Sister Airports.
• The MoU will allow the sharing information and best practice to enhance links between Birmingham and Delhi and promote tourism and business opportunities at both ends of the route.
• The MoU signifies a formal commitment by both parties to work collaboratively in order to strengthen trade and tourism links between the two cities.
The development followed the recent launch of direct flights between the two airports. Air India had launched a direct flight between Delhi and Birmingham in August 2013 with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
• Located in the centre of the UK, Birmingham Airport handles more than nine million passengers a year and is the third largest airport outside of London.
• It has a core catchment of ten million people and some 200000 Indian people live in the West Midlands region alone; 15 percent of England’s total.
Indira Gandhi International Airport- Delhi
Indira Gandhi International Airport- Delhi handles 36 million passengers and well over half a million ton of cargo pass through it annually.
Where: Las Vegas
When: 7 October 2013