New Delhi: Seven new international airlines will operate from India during the winter schedule, taking the total number of foreign airlines operating in the country to 86 during the period, a senior DGCA official said.
The new international airlines, which will operate from India during the winter schedule — from 27 October 2019 to March 28, 2020 — include Air Tanzania, Arkia Israeli Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, LOT Polish, Nok Air, Nok Scoot Air, and VietJet Airlines, the official added, requesting anonymity.
Meanwhile, during the winter schedule, Air India has planned 616 international departures per week, while IndiGo and SpiceJet have planned 572 and 229 international departures per week, respectively.
Other airlines like Air India Express have planned 311 international departures per week during the winter schedule, while GoAir and Vistara have planned 91 and 28 departures per week respectively.
Indian airlines have together planned 1847 international departures per week during the winter schedule, the DGCA official added.
Meanwhile, DGCA had earlier said that Indian carriers will operate 23,403 domestic flights per week during the winter schedule starting from October 27, with IndiGo set to fly 10,310 flights during this period.
The number of weekly domestic flights in the upcoming winter schedule is 1.2% higher than 23,117 such flights operated during the previous winter schedule.
So far 23,403 domestic departures per week have been finalised, covering 103 airports.
There would be more flights with the addition/acquisition of aircraft by the operators during the winter schedule.