Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Air India To Add Six Dreamliners, Plans Tel Aviv, Stockholm Flights

National carrier Air India is getting six new Boeing dreamliners in 2017 and is planning to start new services to Tel Aviv, Stockholm and African nations to further expand its international operations after registering its first operational profit of Rs 105 crore since its merger with Indian Airlines in 2007.

Currently, it flies to 41 international and 69 domestic destinations.

“We are going to connect Tel Aviv, Stockholm and Africa”, said Ashwini Lohani, chairman and managing director of Air India.

“There is still a huge gap between operational and net profit. We are also getting six new dreamliners in 2017,” he added.

From December 1, Air India is going to start its Delhi-Madrid service thrice a week and is also increasing the frequency of its Bangalore-Delhi-San Francisco flight to six days a week. Air India is going to file Guinness for its longest flight and has also planned to deploy all women staff on this route.

The Minister for Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, said that passengers are in favour of Air India.
25/10/16 Haider Ali Khan/Business World