Air India scales up domestic, international operations for summer schedule

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016,11:41 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Flag carrier Air India today said it has scaled up frequencies on its two international networks and added services on a few existing domestic routes as part of the summer schedule.

As part of the new schedule that came into effect from March 27 and will run up to late October, Air India has increased its flight services on the Delhi-Milan route to four-times-a-week as compared to three times earlier, while it has added one more flight to the Russian capital from New Delhi, which will now see three services per week, the airline said in a statement.

Passengers travelling on the Mumbai-Delhi-Hong Kong-Seoul/ Osaka route and back will now have the comfort of the Dreamliner B787 aircraft, it said, adding, the same aircraft will operate on the Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Mumbai leg of two AI flights.

As part of the summer schedule, Air India will also offer a daily return flight from Bengaluru to Trivandrum with an Airbus A321 plane, the airline said. On its international routes, Air India has also started flight services from Delhi to Vienna operating thrice a week, starting today.

The airline said it is also increasing its frequency on the domestic sectors by adding a daily return flight on the Mumbai-Bhopal sector, which will offer day-return facility to its passengers with a flight from Mumbai. The frequency on the Delhi-Pune sector is also being enhanced with number of flights added to and from Pune, it said.

According to Air India, passengers looking for more options to Punjab will also be able to enjoy the fourth frequency with return flights on Delhi-Amritsar route. Seeking to continue to expand its ‘Connect India’ programme, Air India will now offer new routes to Vijaywada from Bengaluru with five return flights a week, which are operated by the airline’s regional arm Allaince Air.

Kolkata will also be connected to Agartala by an ATR 42 with five return flights per week while tourists to Himachal Pradesh have now a daily frequency from Delhi to Kullu, the airlien said. Alliance Air also plans to commence operations to Hubli and Nasik from Mumbai shortly, Air India said.