Monday, September 16, 2019

With new flights, Air India plans to fly high once again while Centre prepares disinvestment ground

New Delhi:  National carrier Air India is leaving no stone unturned to strengthen its position in the growing Indian aviation industry while the government is preparing the final ground for its disinvestment.

Be it is international destinations or domestic routes, the Maharaja has been on an expansion mode adding more flights.

Sources said as the Central government prepares for disinvestment of the airline, efforts to fortify its financial position will help attract investors.

Notwithstanding the massive debt burden of over Rs 58,000 crore and threats of stopping fuel supply by the oil companies, Air India is missing no opportunity to tap new routes.

First, it started flights connecting major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Indore and Kolkata to Dubai.

Officials said the airline is all set to launch a daily direct flight from Lucknow to Jeddah this winter. At present, this flight is operated via New Delhi. Moreover, as part of its international network expansion, Air India is introducing flights from Delhi to Seoul, South Korea. The non-stop operations to Seoul will start from September 18.

The airline has also planned a Delhi-Toronto direct flight from September, Mumbai-Nairobi, and Delhi-Chennai-Bali flight service in October and November.
16/09/19 Kumar Vikram/New Indian Express
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