Air India to operate more international flights

Air India not only plans to operate to more international destinations but is to also increase frequency to existing international destinations that it operates to, Pankaj Srivastava, Commercial Director, said late on Wednesday night. The airline is looking to start operations to the Scandinavian region with plans to launch flights to either Copenhagen or Stockholm. By the middle of next year, he announced at a function called to mark the start of services to Madrid. The three times-a-week non-stop flight begins operations on Thursday. On the anvil are also plans to connect India to Israel and Tanzania and Kenya in Africa, Srivastava announced. Air India is also considering starting a flight connecting Mumbai to Hong Kong. The airline also plans to enhance the frequency of flights between not only India and Shanghai but also to Melbourne and Sydney. The airline is looking to add more international destinations to its route network as it taking delivery of more Boeing 787 aircraft more popularly called the Dreamliner. The aircraft being delivered currently are part of a 68 Boeing aircraft order which Air India had signed in January 2006. Madrid is the 42 international destination that Air India operates to. The start of the Madrid flight will offer passengers not only to many parts of India but also to Bangkok, Kathmandu, Colombo and other destinations through Delhi. Courtesy: The Hindu Business Line

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