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Air India boosts services to East Asia

Air India's plan to increase frequency to selected East Asian destinations will boost business, education and trade.

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Air India has added frequency on  popular  eastbound routes  in  its 2023  Summer  Schedule, bringing  more  options for travelers to fly to and from Bangkok (Thailand), Hong Kong, and Seoul (South Korea) from March 26, 2023.

Under the new arrangement, the airline will add a total of eight new weekly flights: six to Bangkok (three each from Delhi and Mumbai), as well as additional weekly flights from Delhi to Seoul (Incheon) and Hong Kong.

With these additions, Air India and Air India Express will collectively offer 67 weekly services to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Trichy and Madurai,  a news release noted.

Chief commercial and transformation officer, Air India, Nipun Aggarwal said, “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. We recognise the importance of providing our customers with convenient and reliable travel options, and the increase in frequency demonstrates our commitment to meeting those needs.”

As per released plan, all flights will be operated by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring a two-class cabin configuration, comprising 18 business class and 236 economy seats.