Air India is on a roll these days expanding its international network, on the back of the 787s that are coming into their fleet. And I like it, purely because they are an international airline and need to be connecting to various countries to be able to be called on. Yes, they are losing money, but if they have a fighting chance to try their way back into being the preferred airline for Indians, they had to go international.
After moving many of their loss-making routes to the 787s, they are now focussing on starting new ones. They recently launched flights to Italy, and are now going to launch flights to Russia again. This route was served long time ago, and is now back in service four times a week on the 787 from 18 July 2014.
Here are the timings of this flight:
AI155 DEL0155 – 0615DME 788 x247
AI154 DME0820 – 1530DEL 788 x247
Now, if you’d be interested, they are even offering INR 30,000 round trip fares to get you there, since that seems to be the only number their sales guys seems to be able to fill up the planes with.