New Delhi, India – In a bold move, Air India, now under the Tata umbrella, has unveiled plans to introduce over 400 additional weekly flights to its domestic and international routes by March 2024, marking a significant expansion under the Winter Schedule 2023.
Eagerly anticipating the arrival of new aircraft in the next six months, Air India is on a mission to fortify its domestic network within India. The airline is set to introduce more than 200 new weekly flights, connecting key Indian metropolises like Mumbai and Delhi, according to an official spokesperson.
Simultaneously, the airline has set its sights on enhancing its international route network, with a commitment to operate over 200 weekly flights. Impressively, they've already initiated more than 80 weekly flights, with intentions to unveil four new international destinations in due course.
The Winter Schedule '23 has ushered in a substantial increase in flight frequency, with a remarkable 25-fold boost in weekly flights on eight international routes, serving destinations in Southeast Asia, the United States, and Europe.
This enhancement includes the augmentation of weekly flights on several routes, such as Mumbai to Singapore, which will now boast 13 weekly flights instead of 7, and Delhi to Bangkok, increasing to 14 from the previous 7. Additionally, the frequency on routes like Delhi to Dhaka, Delhi to Newark (New Jersey), Delhi to San Francisco, Delhi to Washington D.C., Delhi to Copenhagen, Delhi to Milan, and Mumbai to Doha has also been amplified, offering travelers more options.
Furthermore, Air India has introduced flights on four brand-new routes, fostering connectivity between Bengaluru and Singapore, Kochi and Doha, Kolkata and Bangkok, and Mumbai and Melbourne.
In anticipation of their ambitious expansion, Air India is gearing up to induct more than 30 widebody and narrowbody aircraft into its fleet by March 2024, including six A350s, four B777s, and 20 A320neos. This strategic move underscores the airline's commitment to delivering enhanced services and greater connectivity to passengers in the coming years.