Around 20 Air India aircraft, including a few A319s and A321s are grounded at the moment. Air India plans to bring all the grounded aircraft back in the roster by October 2019. With new bilateral rights being made available as well as grounded aircraft returning into service, Air India is trying to add as many services as possible.
Air India recently added additional daily frequencies on Mumbai – Dubai and Delhi – Dubai using Boeing 787 aircrafts, using Jet Airways bilateral rights made available to them on a temporary basis.
Air India will add these new flights from July 15, 2019. For now, the tickets are available for bookings till the end of the summer schedule.
Indore – Dubai
Air India will add 3x weekly flights on Indore-Dubai route with an A321. The schedule for the flight is,
AI903 IDR1640 – 1910DXB 321 13
AI903 IDR1535 – 1755DXB 321 6
AI904 DXB1955 – 0030(+1)IDR 321 257
Indore-Dubai will be a monopoly route for Air India. Just last month, Indore airport gained an international airport status. This will be Indore’s first international flight. Air India is offering inaugural fares of INR 18k roundtrip economy on this route.
Kolkata – Dubai
Air India will add 4x weekly flights on Kolkata-Dubai route with an A321. The schedule for the flight is,
AI917 CCU1450 – 1855DXB 321 x136
AI918 DXB2010 – 0215(+1)CCU 321 13
AI918 DXB1955 – 0200(+1)CCU 321 4
AI918 DXB1855 – 0100(+1)CCU 321 6
Emirates operates 11x weekly flights on Kolkata-Dubai sector with a 777. Air India is offering inaugural fares of INR 21k roundtrip economy on this route.
Air India has added quite a few domestic connections and is now adding quite a few international flights also. They opened bookings for 3x weekly Delhi – Toronto flights and will open bookings for Mumbai – Nairobi and Delhi – Chennai – Bali flights shortly.