Saturday, December 10, 2016

AI to deploy Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet on Delhi-Mumbai route

Air India will deploy its iconic Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet for a flight on the Delhi-Mumbai route from next Wednesday. The Queen of the Skies or B-747, which is used as a VVIP plane for long-haul travel by the President, Vice President and Prime Minister, will take off from Delhi at 8am and the return flight will take off at 7pm.
Union aviation minister Jayant Sinha had recently told TOI that given the crunch situation at Mumbai airport, which does not have free slots to accommodate more flights, the government may allow only wide-body aircraft - even for domestic flights - to operate in the peak morning and evening hours to ensure more people get in and out of the mega city in those maximum demand periods.
AI and Jet Airways — the only two Indian carriers that have wide-body planes in their fleet — have started deploying their big planes like the B-747, 777, 787 and Airbus A-330s on certain high-density domestic routes.
10/12/16 The Times Of India
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