Thursday, October 01, 2015

Air India to make Mumbai its secondary hub

Mark Schwab, chief executive officer of Star Alliance was the guest on the occasion on Thursday and according to him the shift of Air India's domestic operations to T2 will

provide easier connections and seamless transfers to passengers. Star Alliance is a 27 member global airline alliance and eleven of the airlines including Air India operate to Mumbai.

Air India is yet to induct six Boeing 787s out of its 27 aircraft order and has earlier this week decided to take delivery of three Boeing 777-300ERs which it originally ordered in 2005 but deferred the induction. The airline is said to be exploring flights between Ahmedabad-London and from Delhi to Copenhagen and Stockholm.

"We are looking at new routes and improving on time performance and aircraft utilsation," the airline's chairperson Ashwani Lohani stated.

Air India will make Mumbai its secondary hub, adding new flights and offering better connections through the airport’s terminal 2 (T2). The move would enable Air India to grow its transfer traffic and increase revenue. Air India operates 63 flights out of Mumbai, which includes 11 international ones. It moved its headquarters and hub to Delhi a few years ago and offers more non-stop connections to Europe, US, Australia and Russia from Delhi.
01/10/15 Business Standard
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