IBEF: May 17, 2017
New Delhi: Air India is planning expansion in the northeast of India by injecting more flights in order to capitalise on the demand created by Government of India's initiatives to boost regional connectivity. Mr Ashwani Lohani, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India, is planning to survey the airports in north-eastern states to increase frequency, introduce new routes and discontinue non-profitable routes. Air India along with its subsidiary, Alliance Air, have flights to 10 destinations in the northeast region including Guwahati, Shillong, Agartala among others. The airline has a daily flight from Delhi to Guwahati, Imphal and Bagdogra each. The airline is planning to increase frequency on the Delhi-Guwahati route. Further, the airline and its subsidiary has 19 flights from Kolkata to states in the northeast region.
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