New Delhi:National Aviation Co. of India Ltd-run Air India will increase its operations from New Delhi airport this summer. The carrier plans to connect new domestic city pairs from 29 March onwards and extend its international flights to South Korea’s capital Seoul in a bid to increase asset utilization, two airline officials said.
“We will be increasing 10% of the total seats offered by us in the domestic market presently. The aircraft which are now being used for 8-9 hours will be able to do 10-11 hours daily,” one of the senior officials said asking not to be named as he is not authorized to speak with the media. Delhi will also be connected to Dehradun, Coimbatore, Calicut and Mangalore with Bombarider CRJ regional jets.
Air India will also replace its old Airbus A310 aircraft, which runs Delhi-Hong Kong currently, with a bigger Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft. This flight will be extended to cover Seoul from August, the same official said.