Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Air India plans northeast expansion, to inject more flights

New Delhi: The Air India plans to expand its network in the northeast as it seeks to tap into passenger demand following government's push for regional connectivity.

Air India's Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani will visit three north-eastern states next month to review operations in the region.

"We are focused on increasing connectivity to the northeast by injecting more flights of our Airbus and Turboprop aircraft," Lohani said.

 Lohani is likely to survey several airports in the region to increase frequency, add new routes and, if required, discontinue non-profitable ones.

It will be Lohani's first visit to the region in his capacity as AI's CMD.

Within the north-eastern region, Air India and its subsidiary, Alliance Air, cater to 10 destinations, including Guwahati.
16/05/17 PTI/Economic Times