India’s flag carrier, Air India has announced daily new direct flights from Dubai to Visakhapatnam, which is a compelling Indian hotspot attracting visitors to look for lucrative deals on cheap flights to India. The airline will be starting its new flights on its expanding gulf route network from 25th March 2012.
The airline has increased the seating capacity of its upgraded fleet on the gulf routes from 145-seats to 175-seats and expects to woo holiday makers looking for cheap flights to India for an easy travel escapade to the tantalizing South Indian city.
Air India is eyeing on the fast growing gulf market and is believed to start at least three new routes to Gulf Countries. Apart from the daily direct flights to India connecting Dubai to Visakhapatnam, the airline is expected to introduce new routes between New Delhi and Manama, Bahrain and Dammam. Besides, Air India is also expected to revive its recently cancelled route between Salalah and Thiruvananthapuram.
Air India has been operating in the Gulf region, home to an estimated 6 million Indian workers, for almost a decade now. While the launch of new daily flights between Dubai and Visakhapatnam will be a good option for Indians based in the gulf region, it also seems promising for those holidaymakers who prefer tickets on a full-service carrier to experience excellent in-flight services and amazing on-board entertainment for leisurely breaks to India.
Additionally, though the global aviation market is still in an unsound state, Air India recently registered a commendable growth of 25 percent in terms of revenue.