More flights planned to the Gulf
Posted on Tuesday 29 June 2010
In an attempt to ease traffic to areas like the United Arab
Emirates, Air India is planning additional flights. The move also
aims to encourage more residents who might have been considering
Dubai holidays, GulfNews.com reports.
Air India and its sister company, Air India Express, aim to
increase their flights to the Gulf by 15 percent in the near
future. Not only will it be ceasing to use older Airbus aircraft,
but it plans to lease newer planes expressly for this purpose.
Additionally, the company says it will be establishing a new
engineering facility in Dubai in order to complete needed
maintenance on aircraft and have inventories in the area, the news
"Potentially … we could be in a position to add another 200-250
flights,"explained Arvind Jhadav, chairman and managing director of
National Aviation Company of India Limited, at a meeting in Dubai.
"Whether it should be a low-cost carrier or full service carrier…
these internal discussions will happen.
Travelers enticed by this big city and glamorous may soon find
it easier than ever to travel there.
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