New Delhi- Air India has unveiled its ambitious expansion plan for the Winter Schedule of 2023, aiming to enhance its domestic and international flight network significantly. With an expected influx of new aircraft over the next six months, the carrier is set to add over 400 weekly flights to its routes, solidifying its position as a major player in the aviation industry.
Air India is keen on bolstering its presence in the Indian domestic market by introducing more than 200 additional weekly flights on various routes, particularly connecting major cities like Mumbai and Delhi. This expansion will not only provide travelers with more options but also stimulate economic growth and tourism in these regions.
On the international front, Air India is set to operate over 200 weekly flights, with over 80 of them already in operation. The airline has ambitious plans to add four new international destinations to its network, which will be announced in due course. This move reflects the carrier's commitment to connecting India with the rest of the world.
As part of the Winter Schedule 2023, Air India has significantly ramped up flight frequencies on eight international routes. Weekly flights have increased on routes connecting points in Southeast Asia, the United States, and Europe. Notable increases include Mumbai-Singapore flights rising from 7x to 13x, Delhi-Bangkok increasing from 7x to 14x, and Delhi-Newark (New Jersey) from 3x to 4x, among others.
Air India has also opened flights on four new routes, creating even more options for travelers. These routes include Bengaluru-Singapore, Kochi-Doha, Kolkata-Bangkok, and Mumbai-Melbourne, further expanding the airline's global reach.
Campbell Wilson, CEO and MD of Air India, emphasized the airline's commitment to modernizing its fleet and introducing new products and services as part of its ongoing transformation journey. He also highlighted the focus on expanding and densifying the route network to cater to the growing market demand. The next few months are exciting for Air India and our guests, indeed, he added.
Air India's expansion plan includes the induction of over 30 widebody and narrowbody aircraft into its fleet by March 2024. This includes six A350s, four B777s, and 20 A320neos, underlining the airline's commitment to growth and improvement.
Air India's announcement signifies a significant step forward in enhancing travel connectivity both within India and on the global stage, contributing to the country's aviation industry's growth and further solidifying its position as a leading carrier. Travelers can look forward to increased options and new destinations in the near future.