Air India introduced a scheme to offer up to 40% discount on tickets purchased last minute before departure on select sectors every day. It sort of works, or perhaps not. Let’s find out.
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Air India will start daily non-stop 787-8 flights on Mumbai-Hong Kong and 4x weekly flights on Delhi-Seoul route from September 18, 2019. Air India will discontinue fifth freedom flights to Seoul and Osaka from Hong Kong.
Air India is further expanding its presence in Dubai by adding flights from Indore and Kolkata, after adding flights from Mumbai and Delhi.
Air India is launching thrice weekly Delhi – Toronto flight from September 27, 2019. Air India will operate a 3 class 777-300ER on the route and has now opened bookings for the same.
The recent issues in Iran Airspace have caused Indian airlines and Middle East Airlines to be rerouting their flights avoiding Iranian water airspace.
Air India will restart Mumbai-Nairobi route from September 27, 2019, and will also add Delhi-Chennai-Bali route from October 27, 2019. Air India will operate 4x weekly flights on both sectors.
Air India plans to start non-stop flights between Amritsar/Delhi and Toronto from September 27, 2019. That should be one long flight, filling up a gap left behind by Jet Airways.
23 of 27 Air India’s 787-8 have been affected by a new FAA airworthiness directive, to install fixes as certain areas in the wheel threat zones could be susceptible to damage.
Air India’s 777-200LR, VT-ALH, seems to have developed damage in the door while being airborne between Delhi and San Francisco.
Air India has dropped the plan to fly the Boeing 747 flights throughout June between Mumbai and Delhi/Delhi and Kolkata. There goes one eventual chance for avgeeks to fly the Queen of the Skies.
Air India’s non-stop Delhi to Chicago flight will now stop in Stockholm every day, adding to the flight’s time and distance, due to the Pakistan Airspace being closed.