Tata Group-owned Air India on Wednesday introduced the launch of recent flights connecting Mumbai with New York, Paris and Frankfurt, beginning February subsequent yr.
Apart from, the full-service service additionally introduced the resumption of continuous flights connecting Delhi with Copenhagen, Milan and Vienna. The Mumbai-New York (JFK Worldwide Airport) every day service will begin from February 14 subsequent yr, Air India stated.
Air India stated it continues to make progress in augmenting its fleet with newly-leased plane, and the return of current plane to lively service.
The worldwide growth comes at a time when Air India is grappling with the scarcity of each cockpit and cabin crew.
Amid this scarcity, the airline is seeking to rent expat pilots and has additionally provided its cabin crew, who’ve opted to retire following the corporate’s Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) scheme for its everlasting staff earlier this yr, to increase their service tenure by two months to January 31, 2023.
“A key component of our five-year transformation plan, Vihaan.AI, is to strengthen India’s world community, connecting India’s main cities with much more locations. The introduction of those new continuous flights to New York, Milan, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris and Frankfurt, is one other step in that journey, which is able to speed up as our plane fleet expands,” stated Campbell Wilson, CEO and MD, Air India.
Mumbai-New York service will complement the airline’s current every day service from Delhi to New York and 4 weekly flights to Newark Liberty airport, it stated, including that this can take Air India’s India-US frequency to 47 continuous flights per week.
To Europe, Air India will add 4 weekly Delhi-Milan route ranging from February 1, and thrice-weekly flights on every of Delhi-Vienna and Delhi-Copenhagen commencing from February 18 and March 1, 2023 respectively, the airline added.
Apart from, from Mumbai, new flights are additionally deliberate to Paris (3 times/week) and Frankfurt (4 occasions/week) beginning subsequent quarter, it stated.
All these flights might be operated by Air India’s B787-8 Dreamliner plane that includes 18 Enterprise Class and 238 Economic system Class seats.
With the resumption of those flights, Air India stated it should serve seven cities in Europe with 79 weekly continuous flights – 48 to the UK and 31 to Continental Europe.