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AI plans to spread its wings in Africa

Air India plans to provide connectivity to African and Scandinavian regions

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Apr 6 2016 12:56PM | Updated Date: Apr 6 2016 12:56PM

AI plans to spread its wings in Africa

 Air India plans to provide connectivity to African and Scandinavian regions, where it does not operate at present, apart from improving services on existing routes, as part of its aggressive network expansion plan.

 
Government-run airline will also launch services to Washington, DC from New Delhi, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwanai Lohani said.
 
National carrier is also looking at taking its services to African and Scandinavian countries, he added.
 
Air India aims to expand further in US, where it already operates in four places — New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Newark, Lohani said.
 
Air India has added two international destinations in the last four months alone –San Francisco and Vienna in its network.
In Europe, Air India currently flies to seven cities including London, Paris, Milan and Franfurt.
 
The airline currently operates to 35 international destinations across the US, Europe, Australia, Far East and South East Asia and the Gulf.
 
A senior official in Air India had in February that airline was planning to expand its Boeing wide-body feet in view of proposed international route expansion.