Friday, September 15, 2017

Air India Express looks to scrap Pune-Dubai flight

Pune:  An Air India Express flight covering the Pune-Dubai route may soon stop operations about 11 years after it started operations.
The flight — the first international one from the city — has been making losses, a top official of the company said. Air India Express is a subsidiary company of Air India that is up for disinvestment.
"We are losing a lot of money on the flight. However, we are yet to make up our minds. We should be able to take a final call in a week or two. SpiceJet has got daily flights from Pune to Dubai," K. Shyamsundar, the CEO of Air India Express, told TOI.
The official admitted that bookings from November onwards were not being accepted. "The bookings on the flight are open until October-end. However, we have stopped taking bookings for November," the official added.
15/09/17 Joy Sengupta/Times of India