Air India deploys its first Airbus A350 aircraft on Delhi-Dubai route

Tata Group-owned Air India launched its A350 aircraft service on international routes, marking its debut with the first Delhi-Dubai flight on May 1. The airline plans to expand the deployment of its wide-body plane on additional overseas routes in the coming months.

Presently, the carrier operates a daily service connecting Delhi and Dubai, featuring a three-class cabin configuration, accommodating 316 seats.

According to a statement released on Thursday, Air India commenced flights on the Delhi-Dubai route with the A350-900 plane, making it the sole airline to deploy this aircraft between India and Dubai. According to reports, the airline will extend A350 operations on the London route by November.

In future, the airline intends to introduce the A350 aircraft on more international routes, augmenting its fleet capacity. With the induction of A350 planes into its fleet this year, Air India signaled its enhancing both domestic and international flight services. Currently, the airline operates 72 weekly flights to Dubai from five Indian cities, including 32 flights originating from Delhi.

Recently, Air India extended the suspension of flights to and from Tel Aviv until May 15 amid tensions in the Middle East. On April 19, the airline said Tel Aviv flights will remain suspended until April 30. It operates four weekly flights between Delhi and Israeli capital.

In view of the ongoing situation in parts of the Middle East, Air India said it has extended the temporary suspension of flights to and from Tel Aviv to May 15.”We are continuously monitoring the situation and are extending support to our passengers who have confirmed bookings for travel to and from Tel Aviv during this period, with a one-time waiver on rescheduling and cancellation charges,” the airline said.

Source: cnbctv18

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