MUMBAI: National carrier Air India plans to start flights to Tel Aviv, the capital of Israel, in May.
“The chairman [Ashwani Lohani] is currently in Israel, finalising the start of operations,” said a spokesman at the airline.
“Madrid connection starts on 1st Dec (December) to be followed by another at least six new connections in 2017. Great expansion plans for Air India,” Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani said in a tweet.
It could not be immediately ascertained whether six new connections refer to flying to new destinations or increasing the frequencies between the existing ones.
“Connecting Kanpur and Bhatinda with Delhi 2nd week of next month. Connecting India continues with vigour,” Lohani said in another tweet.
This is part of the state-run carrier’s expansion plans as it also adds to its fleet and improves its operational performance.
In the current financial year, the airline also plans to start flights to Washington, Birmingham and some Scandinavian countries. Read More…