Air India to raise frequency during summer

Written by Corporate Bureau | New Delhi, Mar 28 | Updated: Mar 30 2008, 04:19am hrs
Air India has made some major additions to its flights, with the introduction of new flights on the international and domestic routes. The national carrier has increased capacity and significantly enhanced frequency of several flights for its summer schedule coming into effect from March 30.

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