Air India will be increasing flight frequencies to Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Seoul for the summer travel season.
From March 26, the Delhi-based airline will add a total of eight new weekly flights – 6 to Bangkok (three each from Delhi and Mumbai), as well as an additional weekly flight each from Delhi to Seoul-Incheon and Hong Kong.
All the flights on the three routes will use the airline's Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with 254 seats – 18 Business and 236 Economy.
With the additional flight frequencies, Air India and Air India Express will operate a total of 67 weekly flights between India and East Asia. Both carriers currently operate flights to five cities in East Asia - Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo - from five cities in India – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Trichy, and Madurai.
“Building a more robust network is a key element of Air India’s Vihaan.AI 5-year transformation plan, and having boosted services on multiple routes to North America and Europe in quick succession, we are now pleased to step up services to the East,” said Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial and Transformation Officer, Air India.
Aggarwal added: “We recognise the importance of providing our customers with convenient and reliable travel options, and this increase in frequency demonstrates our commitment to meeting those needs.”