New airline flypop picks Stansted Airport as UK hub for flights to India
New low-cost airline flypop has chosen Stansted Airport as its first UK airport base.
The British carrier's management has predicted strong, long-term demand for direct flights between the UK and India's key secondary cities.
Chief executive Navdip Singh Judge said: "During the pandemic, we have been in talks with a number of UK airports and we can now confirm London Stansted as our first UK base.
"London Stansted Airport has a history of being the base for low-cost carriers and we feel it is the perfect fit for our passengers.
"flypop is focused on serving the Indian and South Asian diaspora communities living in the UK and their visiting friends and relatives, for whom London Stansted is the most convenient airport location."
Stansted's managing director Steve Griffiths added: "We welcome the decision by flypop to select London Stansted as its first UK base and we look forward to working with the airline as it develops its route network plans in advance of the safe return of travel between the UK and India at the appropriate moment."
The airline is in negotiations with several airports across India and will soon announce its first hubs on the subcontinent.