Air India adds Australian flights due to “overwhelming” demand

Air India's Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Air India’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Air India will introduce three more flights to Australia next year.

The Economic Times reported the national carrier’s chairman & managing director, Ashwani Lohani, as confirming that the services linking Delhi with Sydney and Melbourne would increase from seven to 10 flights per week in 2017, due to a high level of demand.

“The response to Air India’s non-stop Dreamliner between Delhi and Sydney-Melbourne has been overwhelming and we will be deploying the additional capacity on this route in the second quarter of 2017,” Lohani was quoted saying.

Air India initially operated a triangular route between Delhi and Australia’s two largest cities, but this was later switched to point-to-point flights, with the Delhi-Sydney route running four times a week (Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays) and Delhi-Melbourne operating on the remaining three days of the week. It was not confirmed which route the three additional flights will be placed on.

All of Air India’s Australian flights are served using its two-class Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.

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