Monday, March 20, 2017

AI jumbo for Lucknow flies half-empty

Adityanath's swearing-in ceremony in Lucknow led to a mad scramble of seats on all commercial flights to Lucknow on Sunday. To ensure that no one was left out, state-owned Air India deployed its biggest aircraft, the 423-seater Boeing 747, on this route. But it went with little less than half its seats full. Former Congressman N D Tiwari was the closest to a VIP on that flight. Air India normally uses its 160-seater Airbus A-320 to Lucknow every morning. A senior AI official told TOI, "We had a huge demand for tickets to Lucknow on Sunday.
20/03/17 The Times Of India