Air India cutting most flights to Middle East through April 2020

Air India hs notified, through an internal memorandum, the curtailment of various flights due to the CoVid19. While the airline had already closed some routes to China and Hong Kong, they had also recently notified flight cancellations into South Korea and Italy. Now, it seems there is a wider-ranging cut in compliance with the new notifications pouring in from across the globe, and also perhaps due to the drop in demand.

Regional routes

  1. Kathmandu: AI 215/216 (DEL-KTM-DEL) stands cancelled effective March 16 to April 30, 2020.
  2. Dubai: AI 903/918 (IDR-DXB-CCU) on Monday stands cancelled effective March 16 to April 27, 2020.
  3. Dubai: AI 917/904 (CCU-DXB-IDR) on Tuesday stands cancelled effective March 17 to April 28, 2020.
  4. Dubai: AI 909/910/911/912 (BOM-DXB-BOM) on all days stands cancelled effective March 18 to April 30, 2020, as per their respective days & equipment of operations.
  5. Dubai: AI 915/916 (DEL-DXB-DEL) on all days stands cancelled effective March 18 to April 30, 2020.
  6. Damman: AI 913/914 (DEL-DMM-DEL) on all days stands cancelled effective March 15 to May 31, 2020.
  7. Riyadh: AI 921/922 (BOM-RUH-BOM) on all days stands cancelled effective March 15 to May 30, 2020.
  8. Riyadh: AI 923 (COK-RUH) on Monday/Wednesday stands cancelled effective March 16 to May 27, 2020.
  9. Riyadh: AI 924 (RUH-COK) on Tuesday/Sunday stands cancelled effective March 15 to May 26, 2020.
  10. Riyadh: AI 925 (DEL-RUH) on Tuesday/Friday/Sunday stands cancelled effective March 15 to May 29, 2020.
  11. Riyadh: AI 926 (RUH-DEL) on Monday/Thursday/Saturday stands cancelled effective March 16 to May 30, 2020
  12. Riyadh: AI 927 (TRV-RUH) on Thursday/Saturday stands cancelled effective March 19 to May 30, 2020.
  13. Riyadh: AI 928 (RUH-TRV) on Wednesday/Friday stands cancelled effective March 18 to May 29, 2020.
  14. Jeddah: AI 931/992/991/932 (BOM-JED-DEL-JED-BOM) stands cancelled from March 16 to May 30, 2020.
  15. Jeddah: AI 965/966 (BOM-HYD-JED-HYD-BOM) stands cancelled from March 15 to March 28, 2020.
  16. Jeddah: AI 959/960 (CCJ-JED-CCJ) stands cancelled from March 15 to March 28, 2020.
  17. Jeddah: AI 963/964 (COK-JED-COK) stands cancelled from March 15 to March 28, 2020.
  18. Doha: AI969/970 (BOM-DOH-BOM) on Tuesday/Friday/Sunday stands cancelled from March 22 to March 27, 2020.
  19. Doha: AI971/972 (DEL-DOH-DEL) stands cancelled from March 21 to March 28, 2020.
  20. Muscat: AI985 (BOM-MCT) stands cancelled on March 23, 27, 29, 2020. Will operate on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday effective April 2 to April 30, 2020, and cancelled on Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday.
  21. Muscat: AI986 (MCT-BOM) stands cancelled on March 24, 28, 30, 2020. Will operate on Wednesday/Friday/Sunday effective April 3 to May 1, 2020, and cancelled on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday.

Domestic Routes

  1. AI 637 (DEL – IDR) on Monday stands cancelled effective March 16 to April 27, 2020.
  2. AI 638 (IDR – DEL) on Wednesday stands cancelled effective March 18 to April 29, 2020.
  3. AI 769/770 (CCU-DEL-CCU) on Tuesday stands cancelled effective March 17 to April 28, 2020.

This is not the first cut and I expect more to happen in the coming days. Keep checking this space for more information on the latest on the Air India route network in the days ahead.

Comments

  1. Tough times call for desperate measures. Vistara seems to be doing something similar but under the wraps.
    Had a 27th March DEL-BLR 625 Flight, have got a message that flight is being merged with 805 flight. No Delhi-Chandigarh flights shown for next week either. And it would go downhill for all operators from here on with the spate of cancellations, travel advisories and no-entry of international tourists.

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