Thursday, October 27, 2016

Air India Express to launch new routes

Air India Express, the low-cost arm of national carrier Air India, plans to fly between Delhi and the Iranian capital of Tehran from early next year. The airline is in the process of finalising a general sales agent (GSA) and cargo-handling firm before launching flights on this international sector.

The Kochi-headquartered airline serves mostly to the aviation markets in the Gulf & Middle East, South East Asia and other neighbouring countries to tap the huge traffic.

Air India Express CEO K Shyamsunder hoped that the new service will commence from March-April next year. “We are hopeful of getting things done (the launch of flight) around summers,” he said. The airline currently operates 475 services a week to 13 international airports across the Gulf and South-east Asia with as many as 236 flights to and from Kerala. It has a fleet of 22 B-737 planes with 17 of them owned and the remaining on operating lease.
27/10/16 Deccan Chronicle