TATA Group Airline Air India has started bookings for non-stop flights between Delhi and Dhaka. The airline will deploy the Airbus A320 on this route.
Air India : Delhi to Dhaka
The national airline was planning the route since a long time. Air India will start non-stop flights between both the country’s capital cities from 15 September.
Effective 15 September, the airline will connect Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) to Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) with 4X weekly flights. The airline will deploy its Airbus A320 on this route.
Air India Airbus A320neos festures 12 Business class seats and 150 Economy class seats.
The Airbus A320 will depart Delhi as AI 237 at 17:55 and will reach Dhaka Airport at 20:45.
After 1 hour of halt at Dhaka, the aircraft takes off as AI 238 at 21:45 and reaches Delhi IGI Airport at 23:50.
Air India also operates flights from Kolkata Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport to Dhaka International Airport. The airline operates 3X weekly on this route.
On Delhi to Dhaka, there is a plenty of competition. The airline will be standing against 3 major players. One player is its own sibling airline, Vistara. Vistara is operating daily on this route with the Airbus A320neo. The other airlines are Biman Bangladesh Airlines and IndiGo.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national carrier of Bangladesh operated daily flights using the Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
India’s largest airline by fleet and market share is also operating daily with a mix of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321.
So, Air India really has got good competition on this route.
US network expansion
Air India is planning to start flights to more United States of America cities. The airline is looking at Boston and Los Angeles as potential destinations. It is awaiting deliveries of 16 widebody aircraft by the end of March 2024. By utilising the belly capacity of upcoming widebody aircraft, the airline is looking to upgrade its cargo capacity by 300% in next 5 years.
Source Credits : News 18