Monday, May 01, 2017

Air India’s Chandigarh to Bangkok flight likely to be from June

A DIRECT flight of Air India to Bangkok from Chandigarh is likely to be started in the first week of June, the Air India chairman and managing director (CMD) said on Sunday. The flight was earlier supposed to start from April this year. Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani said that the airline would now start the flight in the first week of June.
Lohani had last year announced in Chandigarh that they would start a direct flight to Bangkok from Chandigarh in April. It, however, was deferred due to procurement of new aircraft. The Air India CMD also said on Friday that the flight would operate thrice a week.
Recently, the Air India counsel had told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the airline was making serious efforts to start the flight soon. The counsel told the court that a meeting would be held with the Thailand Embassy regarding the Chandigarh-Bangkok flight.
Tour operators in the city believe that starting a flight to Bangkok from Chandigarh will have a good response from the people living in the northern states.
01/05/17 Adil Akhzer/Indian Express