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Air India to operate additional domestic flights on these routes from today. Details here

It will be the first major increase in flights after Tata Sons took control of the airline from the government earlier this year. (Bloomberg)Premium
It will be the first major increase in flights after Tata Sons took control of the airline from the government earlier this year. (Bloomberg)

  • Air India MD and CEO Campbell Wilson said, 'Over the past six months, Air India has been working closely with our partners to return aircraft to service, and we are delighted that this effort is now bearing fruit'

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Air India will operate 24 additional domestic flights from today onwards. The airline which was brought by the Tata group said in a statement,"The additional 24 flights include two new frequencies from Delhi to Mumbai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, and from Mumbai to Chennai and Hyderabad, as well as one new frequency on the Mumbai-Bengaluru route and Ahmedabad-Pune route."

Air India MD and CEO Campbell Wilson said, "Over the past six months, Air India has been working closely with our partners to return aircraft to service, and we are delighted that this effort is now bearing fruit."

It will be the first major increase in flights after Tata Sons took control of the airline from the government earlier this year.

“The strengthening of domestic connectivity has been enabled as more aircraft return to service," an airline spokesperson said, adding that the expansion in domestic connectivity will cater to growing traffic between India’s major metros and facilitate convenient travel over the upcoming festive season.

The 24 additional flights include two new frequencies from Delhi to Mumbai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad and from Mumbai to Chennai and Hyderabad. It also includes one new frequency on the Mumbai - Bengaluru route and Ahmedabad - Pune route.

“These additions will provide flyers more travel options between key metros in the late afternoon and evening and take Air India’s daily frequencies to ten flights each way between Delhi – Mumbai, seven flights each way between Delhi - Bengaluru, four flights each way between Mumbai - Bengaluru, and Mumbai - Chennai and three flights each way on Mumbai - Hyderabad and Delhi - Ahmedabad routes," the airline spokesperson said to Hindustan Times.

Air India's narrowbody aircraft fleet stands at 70, of which 54 are currently serviceable. The remaining 16 aircraft will progressively return to service by early 2023.

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