On the international front, Air India will now operate a non-stop A310 flight between Delhi and Shanghai. The airline already has a flight on the Delhi-Bangkok-Shanghai sector which was introduced in 2003. The airline is also introducing a direct service between Bangalore and Dubai three times a week.
The airline has increased frequency on many other international sectors including the Mumbai-Singapore-Mumbai A330 flight, the Delhi-Muscat-Delhi flight and the Bangalore-Male-Bangalore (now daily). The frequency of flights on the Delhi-Kabul-Delhi sector has been increased from four to six flights a week.
On the domestic front, Air India will become the only airline to offer an early morning direct connection from Thiruvananthapuram or Kochi to Delhi and a return evening flight, with a daily A320 service on the sector. Besides this, a daily Mumbai-Lucknow-Varanasi flight, a daily Mumbai-Kochi-Trivandrum flight and a daily Bangalore-Kochi flight are some of the other new introductions. The Delhi-Raipur sector will now have a daily frequency as against three flights earlier