Air India will operate Boeing 747-400 planes to Kabul for select days in the coming weeks, primarily to ferry cargo. For at least seven days, the national carrier would fly the bigger Boeing aircraft instead of Airbus 320 plane. It operates on Delhi-Kabul route four times a week. Air India in the next few weeks plans to boost capacity to Afghanistan, currently serving Delhi–Kabul route four times a week.
Boeing 747-400 — which has more than 420 seats — would be operated on May 18, 20 and 21. Besides, the plane would be deployed on June 10, 11, 17, 18 and 20, according to an airline official.
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The bigger Boeing aircraft are scheduled to be deployed for increased capacity so that pending cargo is cleared, the official added. On May 2, Air India had operated Boeing 747-400 plane on the Kabul route.