Monday, September 11, 2006

Air Sahara advances plan for expansion

New Delhi: As part of attempts to claw back lost market share, Air Sahara has penned a new flight path read expansion strategy that includes pulling ahead its plans to fly past the Great Wall.
The airline, which was earlier planning to debut in the Chinese skies close to the yearend, has now decided to operate its first flight to Guanghou on October 9. That's not all.
The airline has also decided to deploy a wide-bodied Boeing 767 aircraft on this route as opposed to the previous plan to use the single isle Boeing 737-800.
The airline, Air Sahara president Alok Sharma said, is in talks with Chinese local carriers to ink deals to offer connections to whole of China.
The airline, he said, is stepping up activities in the domestic skies with plans to star a direct flight between Delhi and Kochi, and to Thiruvananthapuram on October 10.
11/09/06 Byas Anand/Times of India