Fights to Non-Metro Cities from Air India
Air India is planning to introduce flights to tier-II and tier III cities across India with more demands from Non-Metro Cities. These destinations are considered to be the growth drivers in the coming decades in India.
Presently about 42 with more than 1 million population wants Air India connectivity from metro cities, they are doing feasibility study for the ways to connect those towns. This is an initiative supported by the Government as more and more requests drop in from the state and district headquarters for private airliners everyday.
Small towns like Bhagalpur in Bihar, Deogarh in Jharkhand, Agra (AGR) and Gorkhapur in Uttar Pradesh wants air connectivity. Recently Air India has launched Delhi-Gwalior-Mumbai-Gwaliar-Delhi, Delhi-Ranchi-Delhi and Delhi-Kanpur-Kolkata-Kanpur-Delhi flights which have been a hit already.
In the next phase, the carrier is planning for Delhi-Vizag-Chennai-Vizag-Delhi, Delhi-Coimbatore, Delhi-Vadodara-Surat, Delhi-Port Blair flights. Apart from ""Delhi:[http://www.whichairline.in/…ew-Delhi-DEL] Airport, even Guwahati will also be another hub soon, as per the source from Air India.
Petra Vaškových, Jun 1, 2011
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