Having started twelve new flights domestically and four flights internationally in 2016, Air India has set in place ambitious expansion plans for 2017. With an aim to beef-up regional connectivity in the country and start new international connections, Air India plans to add two new international destinations and increase frequencies on popular domestic routes like Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Leh etc. till July 2017.
Post the successful commencement of direct non-stop flights to San-Francisco, Madrid, Vienna and Ahemdabad- Newark via London, Air India shall start direct flight operations on Delhi-Washington-Delhi route in July 2017. This flight will be the fifth direct connection with the US and shall be operated by Boeing 777 aircraft. Furthermore, in order to establish connectivity with the Scandinavian countries, flag carrier will commence a direct non-stop flight to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark in May 2017. This flight service will offer convenient onward connections to Scandinavian Countries-Sweden, Norway and Kingdom of Denmark, Denmark.
In addition to this, in May 2017, Air India is looking to offer a real treat to Indian travelers by connecting Bangkok, one of the most favored tourist destinations by starting direct flight operations on Chandigarh-Bangkok-Chandigarh and Kolkata-Bangkok-Kolkata sectors besides starting a second frequency from Delhi.
On the domestic circuit, Air India will add new frequencies on various routes apart from starting new connections to bolster regional connectivity. A direct flight service to Port Blair will commence from Delhi in the month of May.
While responding to the constant public demand, Air India will also add second frequency on Delhi-Nagpur-Delhi, fourth frequency on Delhi-Ahmedabad-Delhi sector in March 2017 and second frequency on Delhi-Leh-Delhi sector in the month of May.
Refer below the month wise plan for 2017
• Delhi-Nagpur-Delhi – 2nd frequency
• Delhi-Ahmedabad-Delhi – 4th frequency
• Delhi-Leh-Delhi – 2nd frequency
• Delhi-Port Blair-Delhi
• Delhi-Bangkok-Delhi – 2nd freq
• Delhi-Copenhagen-Delhi -with Boeing 787 type of aircraft
• Delhi-Washington-Delhi -with Boeing 777 type of aircraft