Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner line number 35 test registered N1015 (later became VT-ANH) at the India Aviation show, Hyderabad March 2012. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.
Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner line number 35 test registered N1015 (later became VT-ANH) at the India Aviation show, Hyderabad March 2012. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Video: Air India celebrates one year at Birmingham, UK

Air India and Birmingham airport authorities had a lavish celebration at the Birmingham Airport Holiday Inn to mark the one year anniversary of Air India flights to the city.

Event Host – Sameena Ali-Khan
First Speaker: Lord-Lieutenant Paul Sabapathy CBE
Second Speaker: Solihull Mayor Kate Wild
Third Speaker: Pankaj Srivastava, Commercial Director, Air India
Fourth Speaker: Birmingham Airport CEO Paul Kehoe
Fifth Speaker: Kailash Singh – Air India UK / Europe Regional Manager

Bollywood Dancers: Desi Nach
Music Band: Echoes International
Belly Dancer: Vira

Scroll to the 43 minute mark to hear Mr. Pankaj Srivastava and compare with the results of Air India’s international flights.

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About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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