India’s flag carrier, Air India has explicated its plans to woo holiday makers, particularly from the Gulf countries by offering an easy travel escapade to some of the top Indian destinations. The airline is all set to add three new routes between the Gulf countries and India. Additionally, the new routes will increase airlines total Gulf connections to 18 connections.
Air India is believed to start operating a direct flight from Dubai to Vishakapatnam, which is a compelling Indian hotspot responsible for pushing inquiries on lucrative deals on cheap flights tickets to India, over the years. Apart from new connection to Vishakapatnam, the about to be launched routes would also include a flight to India’s vibrant capital New Delhi from Gulf destinations of Manama, Bahrain and Dammam.
The airline is also expected to revive the recently cancelled route between Salalah, city in Oman and Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the Indian state of Kerala. At present, Air India offers tickets on 21 flights to India per week from Gulf countries.
In the recent times, Air India and Air India Express, the low cost subsidiary airline of Air India, have together made for about 30 per cent of the total traffic between India and the UAE. Over the years, Air India Express has been a preferred choice for cheap flights to various global destinations.
The launch of three new routes from Gulf countries by Air India may also be a good option for travellers who prefer tickets on full-service carrier to experience all the luxuries and amenities.