Thursday, December 01, 2016

Air India Plans More International Flights, Copenhagen On Radar

Preparing to expand its international presence, Air India is actively looking at starting flights to the Scandinavian region.

"After Madrid, we are actively looking at Scandinavian region to expand our international presence. We are mulling to launch either Copenhagen (Denmark) or Stockholm (Sweden) by the middle of 2017...," Air India Director (Commercial) Pankaj Srivastava said here today.

The national carrier, which is working on ways to revive its fortunes, would be launching its direct services to Madrid, Spain from tomorrow.

Speaking at a function to mark the launch of Madrid flight, he said the airline is also looking at flights to Hong Kong from Mumbai.

However, the launch of such a service would depend on the availability of slots, he added.

Air India has plans to increase the frequency of its services to Melbourne and Sydney (Australia) to five flights per week as well as to Shanghai (China) to seven from five at present.

"As part of international operations expansion plans, we are also planning to connect India with Tel Aviv and Tanzania and Kenya in West Africa," Mr Srivastava said.
30/11/16 PTI/NDTV