Air India will increase flights, capacity to Bangladesh

A Monitor Report 16 Feb, 2017  |    -      +
Dubai : Air India plans to focus on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the South Asian markets where the airline sees growth potential amid a slowdown in demand and economic growth across other parts of the world.

Pankaj Srivastava, Commercial Director and Board member, Air India, said the airline plans to increase flights and capacity to markets such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Myanmar, Tokyo, Hong Kong, as well as Sydney and Melbourne.

"The Gulf is a very important region for us, so we are substituting smaller aircraft with larger aircraft. In Bangkok and Singapore we're poised to grow. We are also increasing flights into South Asian subcontinent, we are increasing flights into South East Asia, so within this part of the region, Air India is growing and that remains our focus," he said.

Srivastava was speaking on February 2 in as Air India marked the arrival of its first Boeing B787 Dreamliner to operate between Kochi in Kerala and Dubai.

The flight is Air India's second Dreamliner service connecting India and Dubai. The airline already operates a Dreamliner on the New Delhi-route.

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