Air India on a spree to expand its route portfolio in the year 2017  

Having started 12 new flights domestically and four flights internationally in 2016, Air India has set in place ambitious expansion plans for 2017. With an aim to beef-up regional connectivity in the country and start new international connections, Air India plans to add two new international destinations and increase frequencies on popular domestic routes like Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Leh etc till July 2017.

Post the successful commencement of direct non-stop flights to San-Francisco, Madrid, Vienna and Ahemdabad-Newark via London, Air India shall start direct flight operations on Delhi-Washington-Delhi route in July 2017. This flight will be the fifth direct connection with the U.S. and shall be operated by Boeing 777 aircraft. Furthermore, in order to establish connectivity with the Scandinavian countries, the flagship carrier will commence a direct non-stop flight to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark in May 2017. This flight service will offer convenient onward connections to Scandinavian Countries-Sweden, Norway and Kingdom of Denmark, Denmark.

The month wise plan for 2017:

MARCH 2017

(1) Delhi-Nagpur-Delhi- Second frequency

(2) Delhi-Ahmedabad-Delhi- Fourth frequency

MAY 2017

(1) Delhi-Leh-Delhi- Second frequency

(2) Delhi-Port Blair-Delhi        

(3) Chandigarh-Bangkok-Chandigarh

(4) Delhi-Bangkok-Delhi- Second Frequency

(5) Kolkata-Bangkok-Kolkata

(6) Delhi-Copenhagen-Delhi, with Boeing 787 type of aircraft

JULY 2017

(1) Delhi-Washington-Delhi -with Boeing 777 type of aircraft